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10 Questions sellers should ask when hiring a realtor

10 Questions sellers should ask when hiring a realtor
These are the top 10 questions sellers should ask realtors when looking for someone to help them sell their home.
1. What are the top three strategies you use to market homes, and give me examples?

The top three strategies we use to market homes effectively are professional photography and video, a robust social media presence, and hosting open houses. Below are examples of several marketing strategies:

Youtube video of the home. Videos are highly shareable on social media, extending the property's reach even further. Engaging content can lead to more views, shares, and ultimately, more interest in the property

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Property webpage. A dedicated property website provides detailed information about the home, including high-quality photos, floor plans, and virtual tours. This allows potential buyers to get a complete understanding of the property before visiting.

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facebook and Instagram presence. Regular posts, stories, and ads to engage the audience.


3. What is your process for guiding sellers through the closing phase, and how do you ensure everything goes smoothly? 

At POL Realty, we guide sellers through the closing phase with clarity, preparation, and proactive communication. We ensure sellers understand every step, from inspections to document review. We keep our clients well-informed throughout the process to facilitate a stress-free transition up to the final handover of keys. We aim to make the closing as seamless as possible, letting sellers focus on their exciting new chapter.

4. How do you plan to communicate with me during the sale, and what is the frequency of your updates?

We prioritize clear and consistent communication with our clients during the entire sale. We start by discussing your needs, preferences, and the timeline for selling your home. The initial consultation helps us understand your expectations and set up a communication plan that suits you. Our goal is to make the selling process as smooth and stress-free as possible, keeping you well-informed and confident in your decisions.

5. How do you determine the listing price for a home, and can you walk me through your pricing strategy for my property specifically?

Determining the listing price for a home involves a strategic approach that considers multiple factors to ensure your property is positioned competitively in the market while aiming to maximize your return. We typically determine the listing price based on a Comprehensive Market Analysis, a property evaluation in person, adjustments for market trends, and your specific goals.

6. What approach do you take in negotiating offers to ensure your sellers get the best possible terms and price?

Our negotiation strategies are designed to be adaptive and focused on securing a deal that meets your specific needs and maximizes your returns, all while ensuring the transaction progresses efficiently and effectively.

7. How do you collect and relay feedback from showings, and how is this information used to adjust our selling strategy if necessary?

Collecting and relaying feedback from showings is a critical part of our selling strategy, as it provides invaluable insights that can help us refine our approach to better meet the market's demands. We systematically record, compile, and share all feedback using ShowingTime. By effectively collecting and utilizing feedback from showings, we ensure your home is positioned as attractively as possible in the market.

8. Do you currently have potential buyers interested in homes like mine, and how do you typically match your listings with the right buyers?

We have a robust database that includes a wide range of potential buyers.  Not only locally but internationally with our wide network of agents in Latin America, Canada, and Spain. By effectively utilizing our expansive network and buyer database, along with targeted strategies tailored to attract the right buyers, we are well-equipped to find the perfect match for your home quickly and efficiently.

9. How many Google reviews do you have, and what do those reviews reveal about past clients’ experiences with you?

POL Realty prides itself on its strong reputation as reflected in our Google reviews. We have accumulated 130 reviews over 18 years in the business, boasting an impressive average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

10. If our agreement doesn't work out as planned, what is your policy on ending a contract early, and are any fees or penalties involved?

At POL Realty, we strive to ensure that every real estate transaction proceeds smoothly and meets your expectations. However, we understand that circumstances can change, and it's important to have a clear and fair policy for ending a contract early. If you decide to terminate the agreement early, we review the contract terms together. Our primary goal is your satisfaction and confidence in handling your real estate needs.


These are the top 10 questions we believe sellers should ask realtors. Are there other questions would be important for you to ask your potential listing agent?

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