Questions to Ask Your REALTOR®

Most homeowners preparing to put their homes on the market don’t know exactly what to look for when hiring an agent. As a home seller, you’re about to place what may very likely be your most important financial asset into your real estate agent’s hands, so remember: you can treat your agent like any professional applying for a job. Interview, take time with your decision, and make sure you’re comfortable before signing anything! Trust is by far the most important element of any relationship, and yours with your REALTOR® is no exception.

Before partnering with a real estate professional, get to know them, their experience, and how they’re going to guide you through the process of selling your home. Ask these questions, and any others you have, before hiring an agent. See the Brett Furman Group’s answers below!

I welcome any questions.

As a team, we’ve been licensed for 70+ years. We’ve brokered over 1,000 transactions.

Our knowledge of the Philadelphia area is both personal and professional. We’ve lived and worked here all our lives. You could say we literally “wrote the book” on real estate, with Brett having authored What You Really Need to Know about Selling Your House.

The properties listed with us average only 22 days on the market as compared to other real estate agents, who average 57 days according to the Bright Multiple Listing Service.

We’re very proud to have earned a 5-Star Rating on Google from outstanding client reviews.

We provide an “Easy Exit Clause” which means that, with 2 weeks written notice, you will be released from your contract.

We use the Smart Seller Price Absorption Analysis, which guides the pricing to deliver 95% of list price. Other brokers only average 90%. On a $400,000 home, that extra 5% means an additional $20,000 to you.

We recommend a pre-sale home inspection. Uncovering potential problems gives you control and eliminates surprises, negotiations, and buyers backing out of a contract.

After any repairs are completed, we’ll talk about sprucing up your home’s interior and exterior. Next, my team will photograph the home, create the copy, and virtual tour. Then your house is ready to list!

We work with a specialized company called Showing Time. Our appointment center can schedule and confirm showings quickly and easily according to your preference via phone calls, text, or email.

We employ every modern strategy to market a property for maximum exposure. Your home will be promoted on social media and real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. We also leverage the power of direct mail, targeted within your home’s geographic area. Please see our all-inclusive marketing page for a detailed list of all the free marketing services we are proud to provide every seller.

Once all of your questions are answered, look for reviews and testimonials online, call references, and ABOVE ALL ELSE, follow your instincts!

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