Interview With Real Estate Brokers
By FindLaw Staff | Legally reviewed by Chris Meyers, Esq. | Last reviewed October 25, 2022
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So, a family member or friend introduces you to an acquaintance, a real estate agent, to help you sell your house. As things progress, the agent is late for showings, fails to complete all the necessary paperwork, and generally not very accessible. Choosing the right person to sell your home is very important. It can affect everything from the selling price to the time and effort involved in selling your home.
This article provides pointers on how to select a real estate agent and broker. It is important to do some research, check for reviews from previous sellers and your state real estate commission. Even an agent with a great track record may not be the right one for you. See FindLaw's Home Selling Basics and the Home Selling Process sections for more articles and resources.
Interview with Real Estate Brokers: Basics
Speak with 2 or 3 brokers from different agencies. Ask prospective brokers the same list of questions, in order to compare their answers. Ask, what will you do to sell my house?
Above all, choose a broker that you feel comfortable with and will help you make the sale of your house as stress free as possible, so find person with experience, someone you think will sell your house!
Questions to Ask Real Estate Brokers
The following is a list of questions that may be helpful to ask while speaking with prospective real estate brokers.
- How many years have you been in business?
- For how long have you sold houses in this area?
- How many houses did you sell in the past year?
- What is your commission?
- If I were to work with you, how would you market my house?
- Will you organize meetings with potential buyers and will you coordinate them personally?
- Can you give me names and telephone numbers of other families that have used your services?
Interviews with real estate brokers are an important part of selecting the right professional to help you sell your home. Speak with a real estate attorney if you have additional questions.
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
Contact a qualified real estate attorney to help guide you through the process of selling your home.