Sherman & Associates
Real Estate
1331 West Center Street
Visalia, California 93291

O: (559) 625-2934
C: (559) 972-5961
F: (559) 625-9897



Checklist: Hiring a Real Estate Agent


Selling a home can be very stressful. Finding the right real estate agent for you is essential. Following are some tips for enlisting a good agent:

  • Hire an agent who is familiar with your neighborhood and the sales activity in your area.
  • Decide on your priorities (quick sale, high offer, etc. and discuss with the agent).
  • Ask the agent for references and a list of homes he or she has sold in the last year.
  • Walk around your house. Ask the agent for his or her suggestions for improving its chances of selling.
  • What are the agent's fees and commissions?
  • Discuss whether you or the buyer will pay the closing fees (or split the cost).
  • How often will the agent show your house?
  • How often will he or she host open houses?
  • How will the agent advertise the sale of your house?
  • Does the agent have a website or national listing service?
  • Will he or she provide and stock a brochure box attached to the "For Sale" sign?
  • How long will your contract be active?
  • If you are unhappy with the agent, how long after the contract expires can you hire another agent?
  • Will the agent offer a commission fee reduction if a friend or family member of yours offers to buy your house?
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  • Checklist.docx 
  • Your_Home.docx