Selecting the Right Realtor
Choosing the right Realtor could mean the difference between saving a few dollars or losing thousands. All Realtors are not alike. It’s important to find one that you feel comfortable with and one that is experienced with a proven track record. The Thomas team has worked with hundreds of Sellers and knows from experience that it’s important for you to feel comfortable with your Realtor. If you choose to interview more than one agent, it’s important to ask the questions that will help you determine the best fit for you. Some of the most important questions (and our answers) to ask would be:
- How long have you been selling homes in the area?
- The Thomas team has 25+ years selling homes in Central Ohio.
- How many homes have you sold in the last 12 months?
- Kate & Tony sold 85 homes last year.
- How many were listings? How many were buyers?
- Our business is split 60% listings and 40% buyers.
- What percentage of your business is based on referrals or repeat clients?
- Over 75% of our business comes from the personal referrals and repeat clients.
- Do you have a team that helps to handle the numerous details associated with my home?
- Yes! All members of the Thomas team are licensed Realtors.
- How are buyer prospects managed?
- We have an automatic computerized system for staying in touch on a regular basis.
- Do you have a systemized program for marketing my home?
- Yes! Kate & Tony have strong marketing backgrounds. Our marketing plan includes both high tech and high touch strategies.
- What type of advertising do you do?
- Kate & Tony will advertise your home on the internet, in newspapers, via email to database, as well as with targeted direct mail.
- Do you use a 1-800 # system to identify potential buyers for my home?
- Yes! We follow up on every call made to the # to schedule a showing.
- What type of feedback will we receive?
- Showing feedback by phone or voice mail as received. You will also receive written market updates.
- How do you attract relocation or out town prospects?
- We partner with most local corporations to assist with their relocating clients; our internet exposure generates many additional leads for our listings.
- Do you have references from recent sellers?
- Yes! Just call us for a list of previous sellers!