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Let Them Interview All the Buyer Agents They Want! September 19th, 2012 | Posted in Other Interests

Our company provides the best buyer services and value in the nation.  If the buyer lead is not convinced and wants to interview more, then this is the interview sheet that my coaching clients give their clients who are gluttons for punishment. 

 Interview Questions to Ask Agents

Who Are Applying for the Job of Selling Your Home

Many people who are thinking of selling their homes feel that it is wise to interview more than one agent.  We agree!  It is important that you feel confident in your representative’s professional experience and comfortable with his/her level of integrity and caring.  The Sanford Sales Team is confident in its professional ability, personal dedication, and commitment to helping you sell your home quickly.  We want you to feel confident during the selling process every step of the way!  Others may tell you what you want to hear; we will only tell you the facts.  Below is an interview sheet that can be used if you decide to interview with other agents.

 

Questions

Sanford Team

Agent #2

Agent #3

How many years selling real estate full time?

27 years as a team; 31+ years in the profession

 

 

Do you have a full-time assistant?

Yes — two; a customer service representative and a marketing VP

 

 

 

Questions

Sanford Team

Agent #2

Agent #3

Do you have a team to help you handle the multitude of details associated with each real estate transaction or do you share office personnel?

Both – we have a full-time licensed buyer partner, office coordinator, a partnership with a title company and lender.  We also contribute to the office full-time, seven days a week with “front desk” personnel

 

 

How many homes have you closed in the last two years?

322 in 20___

317 in 20___

 

 

Do you work as a full-time REALTOR®?

24/7

 

 

Do you have a computerized follow-up system to keep track of buyers?

Completely computerized with online database and three networked systems for the sales team

 

 

What referral networks for out-of-area and out-of-state buyers do you belong to?

RELO

Senior R. E. Specialists

Certified Res. Specialists

Exodus-Christian Referral Network

 

 

What area and in what aspect of the market do you specialize?

Residential, investment, commercial, and builder services

 

 

 

Questions

Sanford Team

Agent #2

Agent #3

Do you have a written marketing plan specifically designed to sell my house?

Yes, enclosed in my presentation

 

 

Do you attend the REALTORS® board meeting?  How often?

Yes; weekly plus our exclusive top agent immersion system!

 

 

How do you market properties directly to buyers?

in 24 different ways — ask for an explanation!

 

 

Will you produce a flyer, web page, and virtual tour of my home?

Yes, go to www.waltersanford.com/seller for examples

 

 

 

Do you have a written business plan and mission statement?

Yes, included in my presentation

 

 

How often will I hear from you after my home is listed with you?  May I cancel the listing, if I do not?

every 10 working days and YES!

 

 

How will you let me know what you are doing to market my property?

computer-generated reports, team reports, and personal consultation

 

 

How do you find potential buyers?

Let us review my written plan

 

 

 

Questions

Sanford Team

Agent #2

Agent #3

What other marketing techniques will you use to get my property sold?

Let us review my online strategy

 

 

What can I do to help sell my property?

Let us review my “seller’s plan of action”

 

 

How confident are you that you can sell my home?  Why?

Let us review the comparables and the pricing of your home

 

 

Can you reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?

Yes, we have full-time receptionists, a 24-hour answering service, cell phones, email, and our website where you can receive online help

 

 

Do you provide written feedback from all showings, copies of ads, and updated reports?

Yes, a feedback update emailed after each showing, all ad copies are sent, and monthly reports are mailed

 

 

Does your listing agreement have an “easy exit” feature?

Yes, we will review details.

 

 

Do you do personal advertising to attract potential buyers and sellers?

Yes, a personal magazine, billboards, radio, websites, a variety of media publications, mail-outs, and telemarketing

 

 

 

Questions

Sanford Team

Agent #2

Agent #3

Do you have references?

Yes, enclosed in my presentation

 

 

How many listings do you have?  What percentage of the listings sell?

63 — the more you have, the more buyers you have!

97.3%

 

 

What is the market trend now?

Exciting!  I will tell you why!

 

 

Based on what you know about my situation, should I sell?

I have turned down listings when a sale was not in the client’s best interests.  Let us talk!

 

 

If I give you the listing, what are the first seven things you will do to sell my property in the first week?

I love the challenge of this question, and I cannot wait for you to ask it in person!

 

 

What methods do you use to communicate?

Phone, email, direct mail, personal face-to-face consultation, delegated team member, and website

 

 

How will the Internet help me get top dollar for my property?

Let us talk about search engine strategy!

 

 

What services on your website would a buyer sign up for?

mortgage calculators, dream home search, and informational reports

 

 

 

Questions

Sanford Team

Agent #2

Agent #3

How may visits do you have on your site?

average is 114 per day

 

 

How soon will my property be featured on your website?

the evening of our meeting

 

 

On how many different websites will my property be found?

seven

 

 

How do I know my property will sell?

You do not, but with Team Sanford your odds are the best!

 

 

Why are you worth the commission?

let us review where my commission goes in the selling of your home

 

 

Do you have any buyers for this home now?

Ask for my list with names and phone numbers!

 

 

As you can see, they will only be able to make one decision after they spend some time with this interview sheet…and that one decision is you!

Walter Sanford has been designing and implementing real estate systems for 30 years.  One of the most successful REALTORS® and now wealthy from his systems, Sanford teaches his systems and strategies through his products, seminars, and personal coaching producing the best results in the industry.  Do what works, do what is proven.  Hire Walter Sanford.  Call our office at 800.792.5837, email walter@waltersanford.com, or chat with us online at www.waltersanford.com.

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