We all have a lot of questions when it comes to our future and finances. The same should be the case when dealing with selling your home. Afterall, selling your home goes hand in hand with your future and your finances, right?

If you’re planning to go the traditional route with a real estate agent be sure to do your research first. Find out how many hours a week they spend dedicated to their profession. Is it a weekend side job, or is it a full-time gig?

ALWAYS look for references. Don’t you want to hear what people are saying about the realtor before you rush into things? Testimonials can be the best way to hear about that person, or company’s, track record.

You’ll also want to find out how much they know about your community. Do they live in the area? It’s always best to choose someone who lives and works in your community. These professionals tend to sell your home quicker when they can talk to potential buyers about the neighborhood, school district, shopping, dining, etc.

How does the realtor plan to market your home? Are they only interested in posting flyers and hosting an open house? You want someone who is dedicated in making sure your house is being seen by as many potential buyers as possible.

What are their fees? With traditional real estate agents there are fees and commissions. You’ll want to find out exactly what those amounts are before deciding if this is the best move for you and your family.