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Make sure to ask about their commission fees as well. These fees will average 6 percent to 7 percent but may be negotiable. Remember, the agent you choose is going to be one of your main sources of information. A good agent will advise you and guide you in many ways. Look for a representative who is pursuing sales, returning telephone calls, aggressively working in your best interest and whose only job is real estate.
- How often will you promise to call or write me with activity on the home?
- I would like to have a list of your satisfied clients (of comparable properties) as references.
- Describe your history of real estate sales. Most agents sell just 30 percent to 60 percent of their listings before the listings expire. Choose an agent who sells 85 percent.
- What percentage of the asking price on average have you received for the homes you've sold during the last year?
- What is the average number of days your listed homes stayed on the market?
- Why should I pick you over all other agents?
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