Before you commit to working with a real esate agent in Central PA, you need to vet them so you don’t end up with a novice agent. Here are 10 questions to ask your Realtor in Central PA, along with my answers.
Feel free to ask me any additional questions you want.
The 10 Questions…
If your agent can’t or won’t answer these questions, then you might want to look for a new one.
1. Is this your full time employment?
Yes, and has been since 2006. I live real estate and am available to my clients 24 hours a day.
2. Are you a Realtor and a member of the National Association of Realtors?
Yes, and I’m very involved… I served 2 terms on the local Realtors board of directors, have been chair of numerous committees, am a contributor and supporter of RPAC (our Realtor PAC), and have served in many other leadership roles within our association over the years.
I won the Professional Merit Award in 2016, which means I’m very very involved with the Realtors Association and in the real estate industry as a whole.
I also teach and mentor other local agents how to use today’s tech and how to market listings.
3. Do you handle at least 20 transactions per year?
Yes. 20-30 (by myself, no team other than my admin)
4. What percentage of your clients are buyers vs. sellers?
Roughly half and half. Many of my clients are both selling and buying at the same time, and I believe the process goes the smoothest when one agent handles both transactions.
I provide superb Buyer Agent services and am available to my clients 24 hours a day and am very responsive for showings and making offers.
One of my specialties is listing and marketing a home. There are no other agents in our area who market a property like me, period. …or even know how to do it. I teach other agents how to do it.
5. On average, how many days does it take you to sell a home?
In a “normal” market: 7-14+/- days, obviously varies with the shape and type of home. (if this is super low, maybe they’re not asking enough and maximizing what you could get for your home)
In today’s crazy market: 1-5+/- days
6. What is your average difference between the listing/asking price and the sale price?
In a “normal” market: 96%+/- of asking price, obviously varies with the home (if this is super high, maybe they’re not asking enough and maximizing what you could get for your home)
In today’s crazy market: 100% or over, as long as you’re not crazy with you’re pricing
7. Are you a Broker?
Not yet. I have way more than the licensed time required, more “points”/sales and volume than required, and have already taken many of the courses.
I have not made getting my broker’s license a priority because it frankly doesn’t really get me more business, people actually don’t ask very often and there are a lot of “brokers” who don’t know what they are doing and aren’t nearly as good as some “agents/salespeople”, so simply having a broker license doesn’t really mean much in my eyes.
8. Would we (buyers or sellers) be working with you (the agent) directly, or would we be handed off to other members of your team?
Me all the way through. I do have an assistant/transaction coordinator who helps with all the paperwork, administrative tasks, etc., and I hire professional photographers, but other than that, I’m your man the entire way through the process. You get my 15 years of experience directly.
9. Have you had any complaints lodged against you? If so, what was the nature of the complaint(s)?
No. I’m a trustworthy and diligent person by nature, and was taught by very very ethical people from the beginning. I pride myself on my ethicacy and don’t mess around when it comes to that.
10. Can you provide references to contact?
Yes. Just ask and I’ll provide past clients, current clients, and other agents who you can contact for vetting me.
In the meantime, you can check out some testimonials here…