How to Hire a Realtor – 5 Tips
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How to Hire a Realtor – 5 Tips


I’m gonna teach you how to hire a
Realtor – the top five things to do before you even pick up the phone and call them.
And we are starting right now. Hey everyone, Karin Carr here with Keller
Williams in Savannah, Georgia. If you’re interested in buying or selling real
estate be sure to the subscribe button. I post new videos every Monday and you
don’t want to miss one. Today we’re talking about how to hire a Realtor. If
you’re thinking of selling your house who you hire is very important. Here are
5 tips to help you hire a real estate agent. Number one: read their reviews
online. There is no shortage of places where people can review real estate
agents online. You can go to Zillow, Realtor.com, Google, Facebook, Yelp… all
kinds of different platforms. Go read a bunch of their reviews and see what
other people had to say about how they did. Number two: stalk them on social media.
Are they professional, or are they talking about drinking every Friday night? The
things that they post on their personal page may influence your decision on
whether or not that’s somebody that you would want to work with professionally.
Number three: go check out their YouTube channel and their blog if they have one. So I like to put new videos up every week on my youtube channel. I have a blog
where I’m constantly writing articles about general real estate related tips
or things that are going on in our community. But honestly most agents don’t
do that. There are a ton of old-school agents out there who simply rely on the
name of their company for their visibility. They don’t share information
except about the houses that they’re selling. So do you want somebody that
uses social media to their advantage? Do you want somebody that understands the
power that social media can bring, that a YouTube channel can bring, that blogging
will bring to your property? Or do you want somebody that’s just going to put
that house on the MLS and wait for other agents to show it for them? Number four:
go look at some of the properties they currently have for sale read the
description and see what they write. Do they write about the house in a way that
makes you, the reader interested in the house and want to come see it? Is the
information accurate? I’ve seen a lot of listings on
the MLS where the zip code is wrong or the area where it’s located is wrong, the
HOA fees are wrong. If they can’t be bothered to get the information right
when they’re putting it out there for all the world to see they’re probably
not very detail-oriented. Number five: how do they advertise the house? Quite
honestly putting it on the MLS is the easiest part of our job. When I enter the
property into the MLS it goes out to Zillow and Realtor.com and all of those
big web sites automatically. I don’t have to do anything extra. If you go to 123MainStreet.com do they have a single property website? It doesn’t have
to be the street address, it could be something like PerfectRinconHome.com.
It could be FiveAcresinSpringfield.com It should be a specific URL for
that property where they’ve got details about your house, they’ve got video,
they’ve got a 360 degree virtual tour, they’ve got a video walkthrough, they’ve
got information about the schools that the house is assigned to… all of that
information that’s not necessarily just available on the MLS and therefore
Zillow. So what other things do they do to market that property? If you’re paying
them that commission you want to know that they’re spending that money wisely
to get your house in front of as many potential buyers as possible.
So there you have it – five things to do to interview your Realtor before you
ever even pick up the phone and call them for an actual face-to-face
interview. Have you ever tried any of these tips? Did it help you feel like you
were more confident in this person’s abilities when it came time to make a
decision? Leave a comment down below. I’d love to hear if it helped. Thank you so
much for watching! If you like this video be sure to hit the thumbs up button,
leave a comment down below, share it with a friend, and subscribe to my channel. I
post new videos every Monday about all things real estate. Thanks again for
watching and I’ll see you next week!

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