Questions to Ask a Listing Agent
Choosing a real estate agent to market and sell your home may seem like a game of chance. But as a smart seller, you will be in capable hands if you do your homework before signing any real estate agent on to represent your interests after listing your property for sale. Look for someone that has the skills, personality, and commitment you need in this partnership. Also ask friends or family for referrals. Take note that a successful real estate company is usually very well known in the communities it serves. Once you have a couple of agent prospects, ask some questions to make certain which is the right agent for you and your priorities.
How long has the agent been in real estate?
New agents are still valuable, but much depends on whether they have access to competent mentors and the level of their training. This means looking at the company they work with. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani, new agents receive a tremendous amount of support and training.
When picking an agent consider that new agents tend to have more time to concentrate on you, but those with a track record may get things done with greater ease since they have encountered situations before. The choice between agents is for you to make, but make it an educated choice, and know from the start the experience level being brought to the table.
Sandra Ierardi has been buying and selling homes since 1985! Updating existing homes, Luxury home estate builder, new home construction, equestrian estates, rehab for investment, 1031 exchange, multifamily, second home interests and lake front property. A wealth of knowledge, she brings this expertise to her seller and buyer clients.
What is the agent's average list-price-to-sales-price ratio?
This is a ratio that will tell you a lot about the real estate agent's negotiation skills. A competent listing agent should hold a track record for negotiating sales prices that are very close to list prices, so they should have ratios close to 100%.
Sandra's current selling ratio is at 92%! This is very respectable.
What is the best marketing plan/strategy to sell my home?
A marketing genius on your side, Sandra Ierardi owns her own marketing agency. In real estate, this is KEY! As a seller, you will need to ask how the agent plans to sell your home. Is there a sales campaign that will be planned? Where and how often do they advertise? How do they market homes online?
Sandra CONSTANTLY invests in a variety of online techniques to sell her property listings until sold. Buyers are looking online. Using 'cookies' to track where buyers are allows listings to get in front of the right buyers.
Your own Home's Website: Yes! Your home can have its own website and Sandra can construct that for you! This allows buyers to dive into the details of your amazing home.
Naturally, professional photography and videography are used to showcase your home. Nothing less.
Postcards detailing "Just Listed" are sent to prospective buyers who may want to upsize or downsize.
Very unique homes will be featured in the prestigious Luxury publications for the discerning buyer.
Contact Sandra at 603-494-6540 to get your home sold today! You will be glad you did.
What are the things that put you above your competition?
Look for things that you value most in this relationship. Most people say they are seeking an agent who is honest, trustworthy, assertive, analytical, and an excellent negotiator. Good communication skills and being available by phone or email also made the list. Finally, you'll want someone who is friendly and able to maintain a good sense of humor when situations get challenging.
Sandra Ierardi possesses all this an more. Working tirelessly on your behalf, Sandra is the ultimate communicator. You choose how you want to keep in touch. Text? Voice? EMail? Video conferences (Facetime, Skype, Zoom)?
And yes, with a sense of humor! Call Sandra today at 603-494-6540. You'll be glad you did.
Do you have references I can contact?
Everybody has work references, even new agents have some experience in the business unless you are their first client. Look at what kind of business person they have been in the past and what kind of person they will be to work with.
Always willing to help, Sandra often gets testimonials like this:
Sandra has deeply impressed us with her dedication to helping us find our dream home / farm. Her property knowledge and attention to our very specific needs as horse people has been a true asset. We would not want to look without Sandra as our agent! ~Kristin Wagner