Six Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Charlotte Real Estate Agent

Debe Maxwell - Charlotte Real Estate Broker

by Debe on March 22, 2012

in Charlotte Home Sellers,Charlotte NC Relocation

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Charlotte Real Estate Agent

You’ve decided it’s time to sell your home. Now you’re dreading the process of finding a Charlotte real estate agent. Don’t worry!  There are many outstanding agents available.  Just be sure to ask the right questions when you interview agents.

To help you through this process, here are six key questions to ask when interviewing Charlotte real estate agents:

  1. How many homes have you sold in this area in the last year and how long did it take you to sell them?  Obviously, the more homes sold the better and the quicker the homes sold the better.  Don’t go with a real estate agent who has sold nothing in the last six months.  That most likely means they don’t know how to sell in the current market.
  2. How much did the homes sell for?  Hire a Charlotte real estate agent who has sold homes priced similar to yours.  He or she will know how to price and market your home.
  3. Do you live and work in this area?  It’s important to find an agent who thoroughly knows the local market.  You want an agent who knows what homes are selling for in today’s market, what buyers in your area are looking for and what’s for sale in your area right now.
  4. What to ask when interviewing Charlotte real estate agentsHow do you market homes online?  You’re looking for a Charlotte real estate agent who is comfortable using Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to market homes.  Look at agents’ websites to see how many photos and videos they’ve posted for other homes they’re selling.  Also visit real estate websites such as, Yahoo Real Estate, Trulia and Zillow to see how the agent showcases homes he or she is selling.  Buyers like to see pictures and videos of homes, so you need an agent who provides this as a regular part of his or her service.
  5. How do you market homes offline?  While searching for homes online is by far the most popular way to find homes for sale these days, you don’t want to miss out on offline marketing. Choose an agent who markets your home in a multitude of mediums, which may include house-for-sale texting, a popular source for buyers.
  6. What are the most common problems that come up when selling a home and how would you handle them?  An experienced agent will be able to tell you what to expect throughout the process, as well as possible problems that may arise and how to avoid them.

I’d appreciate the opportunity to interview for the job of selling your home. Call me today at (704) 491-3310 or email me at to schedule a time for our interview.


Patrick Healy March 24, 2012 at 12:51 am

Great post. Don’t forget the difference between the list and the sale price. That will tell you how good the agent priced it – or was able to convince the buyer that it was overpriced. :-)

Debe Maxwell March 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Thanks, Patrick! Yes, I keep a list of my list to sales price ratios for both buyers and sellers–I like my buyers’ numbers low and my sellers’ numbers high!

Kristine Ginsberg March 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

Debbie – great list of questions for anyone looking to hire a topnotch Realtor. You are most definitely the agent to call with your outstanding track record, Internet presence, and expert knowledge, living in Charlotte!

Debe Maxwell March 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Well, thank you, Kristine! It’s a lifestyle, not just a ‘job!’

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