How do sellers hire Realtors? It's your investment. Hire the best!I am sometimes quite surprised that sellers don't ask certain questions when hiring a Realtor. Then they wonder why their home sits on the market, don't get proper service or return phone calls and lose potentially 1,000's of dollars. As a full time Realtor for 14 years ranking in the top 10 percent, I let sellers know that. Ask the agent this. 1. Do you have another job part time? If so and a buyer wants to see the home while you're working another job how will that occur? 2. Why do you have a 2nd job? 3. What type of expense so you put out to market? 4. How many settlements have you had in the last 90 days? 5. What hours is your office open in order to schedule showings? ( just today on a Saturday I tried to schedule a Sunday showing for a buyer and could not get thru to the agent or selling office. I wonder if that seller knows). 6. Can you do a mock negotiation now on a repair issue that neither party will budge on as well as a price offer that is 3,000 apart? My clients have always loved my aggressiveness and ability to negotiate the best deal and get to the settlement table smoothly. I had an agent tell me they will not micromanage their client to get the deal to the table. I disagree fully. You must be on top of the lender, title and buyer to meet deadlines. If you want a mock presentation, I'm ready! Are you??October 12 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.