What steps should I take when looking for a realtor?
Determine your needs and goals
Research local real estate companies
Interview potential realtors
Evaluate and decide on the best fit
How can I find the best realtor for me?
Research internet resources to find realtor reviews, e.g. Yelp, Zillow, Trulia
Ask friends, family and coworkers for referrals
Visit open houses to meet realtors in context
How do you I know that they are the right realtor for me?
Strong listening skills
Interested in your needs
Strong knowledge of the area
Feels like a match based on their energy and personality
Listing presentation is clear, thorough and convincing
Demonstrates open and honest communication
Questions to ask a prospective realtor:
Why is this a good time to sell?
What are the best comps and why?
How will you get me top dollar for my home?
How fast can it be done, and what factors will determine that?
Ask the agent about their sales history and past client testimonials.