Choosing the right Realtor could mean the difference between a successful sale or losing thousands of dollars. All agents are not alike. It’s important to find an experienced agent with a proven track record who you also feel comfortable working with. Before signing on with any one agent, try to talk to at least a few different agents or teams to see what they have to offer and how well your personalities mesh.
The Thomas team has worked with hundreds of sellers and knows from experience that it’s critical that you feel comfortable with your Realtor. We recommend asking each agent you interview a variety of questions to determine the best fit for you.
Questions to Ask Every Agent Before Choosing One
Before you pick your agent, we recommend asking all of the following questions… and maybe a few more, depending on your personal situation. We’ve also provided our answers so you can see how we compare!
How long have you been selling homes in the area?
The Thomas team has 25+ years of experience selling homes in Central Ohio.
How many homes have you sold in the last 12 months?
The Thomas team sold 85 homes last year.
Of those sales, how many were your listings vs. outside buyers?
Our business is split 60% listings (sellers) and 40% buyers.
What percentage of your business is based on referrals or repeat clients?
Over 75% of our business comes from personal referrals and repeat clients.
Do you have a team that helps to handle the numerous details associated with buying or selling a home?
Yes! All members of the Thomas team are licensed Realtors, so we’re all equipped to handle every aspect of the transaction. But we all have our specialties.
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! The Thomas team has a strong marketing background. Our marketing plan includes both high-tech and high-touch strategies.
What type of advertising do you do?
We will advertise your home on the internet, in newspapers, via email to our extensive buyer database, and with targeted direct mail.
Do you use a 1-800 number system to identify potential buyers for my home?
Yes! We follow up on every call made to the number to schedule a showing.
What type of feedback will I receive?
We provide showing feedback by phone or voicemail as it is received. You will also receive written market updates.
How do you attract relocating or out-of-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 clients?
Yes! You can check out our testimonials page, or give us a call for even more feedback from our past clients.
Thinking About Making a Move in the Central Ohio Area?
Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in the New Albany area? We’d love to help! Contact the Thomas team today to find out more about what we do for our clients… and how you can join the ranks of our hundreds of satisfied buyers and sellers.