Hiring an Agent can be difficult if you don’t know the right questions to ask.
Here are some key topics you should investigate prior to working with a REALTOR®.
How many listings have you marketed & sold in the past few years?
Over the past few years, we listed and sold 96 properties. In addition, we represented buyers in 42 property sales.
What were the average Days to Offer / Days on Market?
The average agents Days to Offer is 24 days, COVELLE & COHEN is 14 days! The average agent’s Days on Market is 70, COVELLE & COHEN sells in nearly half the amount of time with an average of 33 Days on Market.
What was the average ratio between the listing price & the final selling price?
Our list to sale price ratio is 103.3 %! With of an average list price of $600,000, this means an extra $18,810 for our sellers.
Will my home be “enhanced” on the most visited Real Estate websites such as realtor.com; Boston.com; & Zillow.com? How many websites will my home be marketed on?
Absolutely, we go above and beyond to market your home with expertise and enthusiasm. Once we place your home in the MLS, the property is given enhanced exposure on Zillow.com, Realtor.com, Trulia.com, and Boston.com to name a few. In addition, all our listings are prominently featured on covellecohen.com, and actively promoted on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Beyond that we implement ad campaigns on various platforms and send out a custom email blast to our database to ensure that anyone looking for that property type is aware that it is available and currently on the market.
Do you have a feedback system and if so, how does it work?
We use a system called Showing Time, which allows agents to submit feedback on the home after they view it with their clients.
How will you communicate with me regarding your efforts?
We have scheduled updates for all of our clients to ensure that they are aware of the marketing and the levels of activity and interest on their home or property. Aside from that, we make it a priority to be responsive to all of our clients.
How will you verify that the buyer is qualified to purchase my home?
If a buyer is seeking to finance, we want them to have a pre-approval from a reputable bank or mortgage company and an experienced and effective loan officer. Beyond that, we verify that the loan they seek is the appropriate kind to finance the purchase of your home or property.
If a buyer is purchasing without financing, we verify that they have sufficient funds to purchase your home or property.
Can you provide me with at least three recent references?
Yes. Successful agents should always be able to provide this for you and you can find many of our testimonials on our WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, ZILLOW & REALTOR.COM.