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Know your real estate agent

When it comes to selling your home, don't take the easy way out. This is no time to go with your next-door-neighbor's cousin Teddy because he needs the money. You're hiring someone to do an important job for you, and you're going to pay him or her big bucks to do it. What do you do when you hire an important employee? Interview them.

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Here are six critical questions to ask an agent if you are selling your home:

1. What is your marketing plan?
2. What do you suggest to make the property more attractive to prospective buyers?
3. How much commission do you charge?
4. What neighborhoods are you most active in?
5. What is the average time before a home in your neighborhood sells?
6. Will you take a three-month listing?

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-- Updated March 18, 2004
   

 

 
 

 

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