#7 - What Are The Shortcomings Of This Home?

Posted by: Intercity Realty Tue, Aug 11th / 15

10 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Sales Representative

The smartest home buyers and home sellers prepare themselves during the real estate sales representative selection process. Last week we focused on:

#6 - "What Is Your Business Philosophy?”

Keep in mind, during this selection process, as you are interviewing sales representatives, they are interviewing you as well. They need to ensure if you are serious in your endeavor of buying or selling. Do not be alarmed. Good sales representatives are always judicious in client selection.

So what exactly should smart consumers be asking sales representatives?

This is precisely what we unveil throughout our article series "10 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Sales Representative." Let's continue with your 7th question:

#7 - "What Are The Shortcomings Of This Home?"

Asking your real estate agent about the shortcomings of a home, whether it’s your own home or homes you have an eye on, can be your window into the agent’s expertise and integrity.

An agent’s ability to identify and evaluate flaws denotes a sharp eye and sound experience. A reflection of moral character is evident in the agent’s ability to voice these flaws which he or she is aware would be shortcomings to any home buyer or which specifically address details on your ‘avoid list’.

If flaws are minor or can be reversed, a wonderful agent may offer to look into it on your behalf, if your interest in the home is strong enough.

If these shortcomings have to do with your own home, you’re in for a few treats. Knowing your home's drawbacks opens the opportunity to correct the issues. You may even increase your home’s market value. Certainly you will gain a realistic picture of what your home's market value is.

Confident agents who sincerely have your best interest at heart understand that addressing details of flaw only serve to strengthen a client’s trust and appreciation for the agent's nobility and overall services.

In the end, you want your real estate transaction to be memorable, hassle-free, and to achieve the best purchase or sale price. It always starts with asking the right questions.

Follow us tomorrow as we continue to hammer away at questions smart consumers should be asking, in our popular article series "10 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Sales Representative."

By Rick Daredia, Contributing Author for Intercity Realty

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