The Most Important Thing When Selling Your Twin Cities Home

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The most important part of selling your home is the interview process for potential real estate agents. I feel like a lot of people don’t spend enough time interviewing real estate agents and asking the right questions.

I challenge you to treat this process like a job interview. Have a list of questions ready for each agent, and consider interviewing them on the phone before allowing them into your home. We’ve had many clients conduct phone interviews before we see the actual property. Ask about things like their experience and list-to-sales price ratio.

One of the biggest things to look at today is a real estate agent’s Zillow profile. Look at how many sales they have done. Read the reviews. If there are negative reviews, how does the agent respond to those people? Zillow is a great place to see what’s happening today in real estate. 


I also recommend that you go to the real estate agent’s office. Do they have one office or multiple locations? Do they work with a team, or are they one-man or one-woman operations? Is there any support staff? Make sure you are clear on these things before you hire that agent.

We get calls all too often from sellers who have worked with a listing agent for a couple months only to say that they made the wrong decision, did some research, and want to work with us now. Do your research the first time around.

Don’t just work with your family’s favorite real estate agent - research a bunch of different agents and select the right one. Doing so will save you tens of thousands of dollars down the road. If you have any questions, give us a call or send us an email. My team and I would be happy to help you!