questions to ask a realtor before signing anything

☐ How many years have you been in the real estate business? 

☐ Do you work full time as a Realtor? 

☐ How long do you see yourself selling real estate?

☐ What is your educational background before your real estate career?

☐ Do you offer any guarantees? What are they?

☐ Do you have any reviews from previous clients I can see? Can I call some of your past clients?

☐ What percent of your business comes from referrals and endorsements from past customers and clients?

☐ What kind of experience and training do you have in negotiating?

☐ Do you have personal staff or assistants to see that no details are overlooked?

☐ Can I get out of the listing if I’m not pleased with your services? Without a hassle?

☐ Do my calls get returned in a timely manner? How?

☐ Do you have a WRITTEN Marketing Plan for marketing my property? Can I have a copy?

☐ Are you a member of the MLS? What is that? How will that help me?

☐ Does your company have a well-known logo that people would quickly recognize in order to bring more and quicker attention to my home?

☐ Is your company large or small? Does that make a difference to me? How?

☐ Where does your company rank among other companies in the area? 

☐ Will my property be advertised on your company website in addition to your website?

☐ Do you stay in touch with me from the beginning of the listing until the closing? How often? In what way?

☐ Do you personally spend money on advertising? Does your company spend money on advertising? Where? How often?

☐ Have you ever had a grievance or complaint lodged against you with your local real estate board or your provincial real estate association?

☐ Do your ‘For Sale’ signs stand out and draw attention so that potential purchasers driving by will notice them and take down the phone number? How are they different?

☐ Do you do anything to prepare a house for the market? What?

☐ Do you prepare professional flyers detailing the amenities and highlights of the home to be given to prospective buyers who come into the house?

☐ Will you personally be there when contracts are presented to handle all the negotiations?

☐ Will you monitor the steps leading up to the closing date such as the loan application, title reports, inspection and lender commitments?


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