Jean
"Robin sold my home in the University Hill Farms neighborhood in Madison. She sold my home within 14 days of listing it with her. I would recommend Robin to any one looking for a dedicated full-time Realtor."
Former "For Sale by Owner"

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Step 1: How to Interview a Realtor

It won’t be difficult for you to find a realtor who wants to represent you.  The challenge will be in finding a good one

The realtor is you choose will be working with your single largest investment: your home. This is a high fiduciary duty – a duty of trust and confidence – so choose your realtor as carefully as you would choose an attorney.

Interview at least three agents from different firms. Look for a realtor who:

  • Is trustworthy and honorable
  • Is in the business full-time
  • Has been a successful realtor for several years
  • Has a strong sales record in your county/city
  • Knows how help clients set the right price for their home
  • Has a good track record of selling homes close to the original asking price
  • Offers an innovative and hard-hitting approach to marketing
  • Is supported by a strong home office and a good network
  • Is a good listener

Download: Interview questions to ask Realtors
What is the difference between a Realtor ® and a real estate agent?

Realtor shopping tips

  • Do interview at least three real estate agents before you sign with any of them.
  • Don’t sign with an agent based solely on friendship. Trust your instincts, but use your head.
  • Don’t base your choice of real estate agents on commission rates alone.
  • Don’t choose an agent based on his/her eagerness to agree with your asking price.
  • Don’t expect that the best realtor for you that the realtor who understands your neighborhood the best is the one who lives in your neighborhood.
  • Do check the references of the realtor you are considering signing with.

Step #2: How to Market Your House
Download: Robin Guernsey's plan to market your home