Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent When Buying Or Selling Crested Butte Home
Nothing is more important than finding the right real estate agent for you when Buying or Selling your Crested Butte Home. If you’re not sure where to even start looking for real estate agents you can find more information here. While you’re finding a real estate agent you’ll need to ask them questions. This will help determine if they’re the right fit for you. Here’s a simple summary of the things you want to look out for and questions to ask your real estate agent.
Interview Your Real Estate Agent
Just as when selecting any product or service, it is a good idea to meet with the agent. It’s important to think of questions to ask your real estate agent to find out more about them. You can get a feel for the agent’s background, business acumen, level of market knowledge, and areas of expertise. As a seller you can also ask about the systems they have in place to list, market and sell your home. A buyer might ask about their ability to provide the level of service you expect. Keep in mind that the successful agents will all be busy.
Real estate agents are independent agents and paid 100 percent by commissions, but only when a property closes. Most every real estate agent will be interested to represent you, especially if you are a serious seller and agree to price your home to the market. They will ask you to sign a Listing Agreement, which lays out the terms of the listing.
The best agents are focused on your satisfaction as a client, not on the amount of their commission.
If you are a satisfied client, your willingness to provide a testimonial and refer future business is paramount to the success of the agent, and so on, and so on.
Questions About Market Specifics
A good real estate agent should know about the Crested Butte real estate market and the market for the homes that are similar to your criteria. Here are some example questions to ask your real estate agent about the market: Are prices up or down? Is the volume of transactions increasing or decreasing? What are the average days on market, and average price per square foot? Is it a buyer’s or seller’s market? What does land cost and what does it cost to build a home (ballpark ranges)? Can they recall any specific homes and details off the top of their head that recently sold that are similar to your home? Ask your prospective agent for an example of their work in determining value for a specific home, and whether they routinely prepare a market analysis.
Get Real Estate Agent References
There are questions to ask your real estate agent and there are questions best answered by previous clients. You can ask to talk with recent clients. Ask agents to provide a list of referrals and call the agent’s past clients. Then ask these past clients how the agent was to work with. Did they follow up? Were they detail-oriented? How did they communicate? How did they market their home? Would they use them again, and have they referred them to someone else? As well, get a list of the properties the agent has listed and sold in the past twelve to eighteen months. Are the properties on the list similar (price, quality, location, etc.) to your home? You want an agent who has the experience and expertise to represent you and your interests.
Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent When Buying or Selling Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
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