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2500 Bee Caves Building 3 Ste 200

Austin, TX 78746

Wendi Slaton Anderson

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When it’s time to sell your home, it’s also time to select a listing agent to represent your interests in the all-important transaction. But how do you choose one? Here are some helpful questions to consider when interviewing your listing representative.


Questions to Ask

Experience & Credentials:

How long have you been a Real Estate Agent? What real estate designations or credentials do you hold?


References:

Can you share the name and contact details for three past listing-clients who can provide references?


Representation:

Please explain what representation choices I have as a seller. What is meant by fiduciary duties? Do you practice dual representation?


Services Provided:

Please explain how you will assist me at each stage of the transaction. Do you have a written listing representation agreement that details our obligations to each other?


Compensation:

If I hire you as my agent, how and how much will you be compensated?


Pre-Listing Support:

What type of support will you offer to help prepare my house for the market?


List Price:

How will you determine a suggested list price?


Marketing:

How will you market my property? Do you have full access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Will you market beyond the MLS?


Showing Apartments:

If the property is occupied during the sale, what options do I have in scheduling appointments? Will you provide feedback from showings?


Personal Support:

Will you handle all aspects of my transaction or will I be working with assistants? Who will be explaining the various forms, agreements, and steps required to reach closing?


Negotiating:

Will you counsel me on a negotiating strategy and appropriate contingencies? How and when will you present offers?



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