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10 Things to ask your GTA Toronto Realtor

10 Things to ask your GTA Toronto Realtor

Buying or selling a home can be daunting.?

 

Source: Hannif Highclass c/o Genie Sabre Realty Inc.
Publish:MY BLOG: Toronto Real Estate: June 16, 2011

 Yes folks, R.E. is a full time job. It’s a 4-letter word; spelled W.O.R.K.!

When choosing a GTA Toronto Realtor, you do research, you ask around and you look at real estate sales and movement in your area – but do you know what to ask a Toronto Realtor once they are in front of you? Here are some basic questions you should ask to help you make an informed decision when choosing a Realtor.

Ask your Real Estate Agent ?

1. Are they in Real Estate Full Time?

This is huge since a lot in the industry have had to take second jobs to supplement their income. You want to make sure that the professional you choose can handle and is focused in handling your real estate needs at a moment’s notice.

2. Do they know sign language?

Communication is key between parties and that’s the number one objection we hear from our customers about the real estate industry. Ask how your Realtor will communicate with you during the process – regular e-mails, phone calls, smoke signals, snail-mail, telex (I’m dating myself here).

3. How will they promote, push and plug your property?

The word “marketing” can be very broad. Make sure the agent details their marketing plan with specifics – Social Media, Print advertising, Internet and Traditional methods. Placing a property in the MLS and putting a sign in front of a property is not enough in today’s market.

4. Who will do the honors?

Ask who will show your property – will they have an assistant available or will they use the legendary lock-box? If this is important to you, make sure you ask. I would also make sure to ask who will have the keys to your property and how will access be granted if they are not the ones showing the property.

5. Do they answer their phone?

I know this seems trivial, but you would be surprised how few agents answer their phone and actually return messages in a prompt manner.

6. Do they have paparazzi qualities?

This is the number one complaint from buyers today – when looking for properties they skip the ones without photos or the ones with bad or few photos. Make sure you ask your agent how quickly they will photograph the property and include those photos in all marketing and who will take the photos. (there’s an inside joke in the industry about agents who photograph toilets). Sometimes a creative eye that discriminates a particular property feature will attract traffic to the listing. And professional photography is a MUST!!

7. Can they dance?

Once your property is under contract – how do they manage the transaction? Are they experienced in dealing with all the problems and objections of today’s real estate market. Many contracts that fall through due to poor transaction management.

8. Do they sleep around?

Will they look out for your best interest or theirs? This is a difficult question to ask and you need to be able to discriminate against true and honest answers.

9. What’s their annoyance factor?

It is customary for agents to keep in touch with you so you remember them and refer them business. It’s never a bad idea to ask how they plan to do this. This is very personal since you may not mind drip campaigns for the rest of your life made up of postcards and recipes, phone calls and inquiries. But this is also a great way to learn about the agent’s business practice.

10. How much do you charge?

You don’t have to ask if the fee is negotiable, since all real estate fees are negotiated.
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One Response to “10 Things to ask your GTA Toronto Realtor”

  1. Ahmadjenal says:

    I’m sorry to bust your bubble but liitsng agents work also. A liitsng agents salary would so volatile is this were true. Imagine a liitsng agent really waiting for a buyers agent to come with a buyer to save the day. For example, in my market a property can take over a year to sell. The highest days on market is 944, lowest 0, average 77, and the median is 42. I guess liitsng agents better cross their fingers.

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