RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC. Brokerage*

Phone:
905-305-0505
Fax:
416-756-1267
Contact Us

RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC. Brokerage*

Phone:
905-305-0505
Fax:
416-756-1267
Contact Us

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a REALTOR

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a REALTOR®

Homeowners should interview a few potential REALTORS® before deciding on one to sell their home. Here are some smart questions to ask:

1.  How long have you been in the business?
A freshly-licensed REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up-to-date training; those in the business longer bring more practical experience to the table.

2.  What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
A competent listing REALTOR® should hold a track record for negotiating sales prices that are very close to list prices.

3.  How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
Specifically, how will you sell my home? Where and how often do you advertise? Will you show me a sample flyer? How do you market online?

4.  Will you provide references?
Ask if any of the references are related to the REALTOR®. Ask if you can call their references with additional questions.

5.  What separates you from your competition?
Key phrases to listen for: assertive, available by phone or e-mail, analytical, professional, reliable, and able to maintain a good sense of humour under trying circumstances.

6.  May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
A good REALTOR® makes forms available to you before you are required to sign them. Ask to see agency disclosure, the listing agreement and seller disclosure.

7.  How will you help me find other professionals?
Ask for a written list of referring vendors. Get an explanation if you see the term “affiliated”. It could mean the REALTOR® is getting compensation from vendors.

8.  How much do you charge?
You don’t have to ask if the fee is negotiable, since all real estate fees are negotiated. It may be a good idea to ask what their commission fee is for your reference.

9.  What kind of guarantee do you offer?
If you sign a listing agreement with the REALTOR® and later find that you are unhappy with the arrangement, will the REALTOR® let you cancel the agreement?

10.  What haven’t I asked you that I need to know?
Pay close attention to how the REALTOR® answers this question, because there is always something you need to know--always.

 

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About Us

At RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC. Brokerage we uphold an ongoing commitment to providing an elevated level of personal service. Our clients come first, and as a result, they are able to achieve more than they ever dreamed with their real estate investment.

Because we expect more from our associates, you can expect more from us when it comes to the important sale or purchase of your property. When it comes to your next move, we want you to experience the difference exceptional real estate service can make.

Our agents are diligent and many are Top Producers. Non-selling Broker of Record/Owner Barney Johnson is one of the pioneers of the Canadian RE/MAX success story.  We opened our doors in 1980 with just 2 REALTORS® and have expanded exponentially to almost 200 agents in our various GTA office locations.  We are a 3 time recipient of RE/MAX International’s Highest Net Growth in Canada Award.  

RE/MAX Crossroads Realty Inc. has a proven track record and is a reputable brokerage in the local GTA market. In 2018, our brokerage ranked 43rd for Total Number of Residential Sold Units and we ranked 48st for Total Residential Volume out of 1,479 offices with producing agents in the entire TorontoMLS area.  In the same year, our listings averaged only 23 days on the market and when sold, brought the sellers on an average 98.73% of their asking price.  Out of our 4 GTA Offices, each active RE/MAX Crossroads agent had an average of 6 resale residential deals sold (excluding new projects and commercial deals).

Contact us today, for free real estate advice, to find your a sales associate or to find your dream home!