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3 Nov, 2020
BY The Lisa Mullins Team

Making the right choice when hiring a realtor can make or break your home buying or selling experience. Dealing with real estate is a process that can be confusing, frustrating, and stressful for those who do not know the ins and outs, and having a poor or unresponsive realtor will only add to that stress. The realtors at the Lisa Mullins Team know how important it is for our clients to find a realtor that they mesh well with, which is why we’ve compiled the top five questions to ask your realtor before hiring! Not only will it save your time and money during the process, but getting to know a realtor before listing your home or starting your search will help you know if they are the right fit for you.

1. How Long Have You Been A Realtor?

Having an experienced realtor that knows the market’s ins and outs is essential for a smooth and successful buying or selling process. While it is possible to find a phenomenal realtor with just a few years of experience under their belt, first-time sellers and buyers should look towards an agent who has been working in the industry for an extended period. At the Lisa Mullins Team, our agents have nearly two decades of combined experience. In fact, team leader Lisa Mullins has been working as a full-time Northwest Indiana realtor since 2003 and is continuously sharing her knowledge and expertise with her team members.

2. How Available Will You Be?

Hiring a real estate agent just to find they are busy with multiple other families or are poor with communication can be frustrating, especially for those unfamiliar with the buying and selling process or are new to Northwest Indiana. It’s important that you have access to your real estate agents when you have questions or concerns. One of the perks of working with an experienced realtor at the Lisa Mullins Team? Our agents work together to address problems and questions our clients have. We love going above and beyond for our clients, and work to make ourselves available for the families we work with.

3. How Can I Contact You During This Process?

Once you determine that your real estate agent will have the time and flexibility to give you the proper attention you deserve as a client, finding out how they plan to keep in touch with you is the next step. Discussing the best communication channel – whether phone, email, or text – is important and will ensure you get a response promptly.

4. How Many Homes Have You Closed On in the Past Year?

Working with clients is significantly different than producing results for clients. Asking about specifics, such as how many homes the agent has sold or assisted clients in purchasing in the past year, can help you determine if they are a realtor that will work for you. Having a long list of clients, yet almost no successful closings, is a red flag. In 2019 alone, the Lisa Mullins Team sold $62 million in property in Northwest Indiana alone. Statistics such as ours are numbers you should be looking for in a real estate team or agent!

5. How Will You Determine My Specific Real Estate Needs?

Finding a realtor who understands you and your needs when buying or selling a home is important. An agent who spends no time getting to know their clients will never find the property of their dreams and will leave clients feeling disappointed or like they have to settle. The realtors at the Lisa Mullins Team care deeply about our clients and work hard to exceed expectations continuously. We have helped over 900 families find their dream home in Northwest Indiana through individualized attention and attentiveness. Helping people is what we do, so it must always show in our work. 

Call the Lisa Mullins Team Today!

Are you ready to look for a new home or list your current property? Let the skilled agents at the Lisa Mullins Team help you! Contact us today by phone or online contact form to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced realtors. We are here to answer your questions and jump start your real estate journey! 

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