Questions to Ask Your Kansas City Realtor Before Selling Your Home
Whether you’re a first time home seller or this is the fourth house you’ve sold, it’s important that the relationship you have with your realtor is a trusted and respected one. To be honest, sometimes your realtor can feel like your BFF or even therapist (by no means are we saying we’re qualified to be your therapist, FYI. BFF? Totally possible.) We would love to be the Kansas City realtor you choose for all your home needs, but really, we care more about you finding the right one. So here are some questions that would be good for you to ask to ensure you’re making the right choice.
How long have you been an agent? Don’t instantly write off an agent who is in their first year (especially if they’re working under a very experienced team lead, like Dani Beyer!), but there can be some reassurance that comes with some years under their belt.
What are your stats or track record? This answer can help ease your mind about the first question. If the agent is in their first couple years but is killing the game, their “greenness” may not be as much of a concern.
What’s your buyer vs. seller ratio? Depending on your real estate need, this is a great question to ask. If the realtor is part of a team, they most likely have specialists that will put your mind at ease if you’re the buyer or seller (or both!). If you’re a seller, and you’re interviewing a solo Kansas City realtor, it could be a concern if they’ve mostly just helped clients buy homes.
How do you plan to market my home? You need to know what the plan is as a seller. If it’s a hot market with low inventory (like the past couple years in Kansas City), there may not be a lot that has to be done from a marketing standpoint. Either way, there should be a detailed plan, and it should be followed through.
Have you sold homes in this neighborhood? If an agent has already sold homes in your neighborhood, that’s a major plus. They know the community, the HOA benefits, the vibe and how to market the area. We just so happen to have a few neighborhoods under our belt – check out the guides we’ve created here!
Do you have some referrals or reviews you could share with me? A successful realtor will have no problems getting clients and colleagues to speak on their behalf. Do your homework and check out their Google, Zillow and social media reviews!
This is a short list of many questions you could ask, but just remember that this is a big decision, and you deserve answers if you’re going to entrust a potential stranger to become your BFF AND sell your home. And these are just questions to ask before you enter a contract with your Kansas City realtor. There’s an entire separate list to ask once that contract is signed. Stay tuned for that in the near future.
And to help you get ahead on that interview with us, check out this video to see what makes Dani Beyer Real Estate unique and one of the top Kansas City real estate teams in the metro.
Jarrett & Jennifer Dunn
We’ve contracted with Dani Beyer’s office to both sell our current home and buy (new build) our future home. Dani’s office has been amazing to work with and our buyer’s agent, Sarah Montgomery is quite simply perfection in a real estate agent.
Our buying process is lengthy because it is for a new build and Sarah’s consciousness and detail oriented nature has saved us numerous times. She pays attention to every little detail and remembers it (just in case you forget). She’s incredibly responsive to email, phone calls, and texts. And is the perfect combination of sweet and steel (you need this for your realtor!).
We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Dani’s agency, specifically with Sarah Montgomery. We HIGHLY recommend both!
Sean & Ashlyn Stone
We worked with Desi at Dani Beyer during our recent home purchase. Desi was always available for our questions and would meet us ASAP when a home became available that we were interested in. She got us a home in a great location for a great price! Thanks Dani Beyer Real Estate!
Phil & Heather McNaughton
We entered the market to buy our new home at the worst time, heading into winter, with limited inventory and lots of other eager buyers. Dani and her team were highly recommended from friends, so we signed up and started shopping. The next 6 months were a whirlwind of ups and downs, with countless showings trying to find the “right” place, and lots of offers being written. Like so many buyers in this crazy sellers market, we were beat out on many houses. We managed to get under contract with one early on, only to find out during inspections that it was a nightmare. Multiple showings and offers later, we finally found the home that was just right for our family. Through all of this, Desi was at our side. She spent countless days, evenings, and weekends driving all over the KC area to show us homes. She was always quick to answer our never ending barrage of text messages and phone calls, day or night. Once we got under contract, for the last time, Desi went out of her way to make sure everything went our way. In the end, she did more work for us than anyone should expect of their agent. Never did we feel pressured or unappreciated. She kept a positive attitude and kept us charging forward even when we were ready to give up and crawl in a hole. She truly became a trusted partner and friend during this process. I’d say our family is going through some separation anxiety after our closing, since we don’t talk to Desi 5 times a day anymore. 🙂 We were very fortunate to have Desi and the rest of the team on our side. Finding good customer service is often difficult in today’s world, but rest assured this team will put you first when you work with them. Thank you Desi for everything. Someday we’ll sell this one and move on to the next. Hope you are ready for that call!
Dani Beyer and her team were wonderful to work with. They were attentive to my needs, prompt to respond to all questions and concerns and negotiating closing costs for my new house. I would recommend them to anyone!
What an amazing agency from start to finish! My agent, Sarah Montgomery, was an absolute delight to work with! She was with me every step of the way and answered my endless questions with ease. SUPER responsive whether it be through phone, text, or email. This was my first time buying a house and they made it a breeze! My agent negotiated the best price, closing costs, and was extremely knowledgeable in what to ask for and what to stand firm on. I felt like I had an ally and friend by my side while going through the process of buying a home, which can be a very daunting experience! But not so with Sarah, she made it all manageable and FUN even! I know it sounds like I am gushing but I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Dani Beyer Real Estate’s whole team and appreciate all of their time and expertise.
Chris Nichols and Natalya Hobdell
We just bought our first home and we couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience!! All thanks to our lovely agent Desi and the team! They were very responsive and answered every little question we had through the whole process. We had no idea where to start when buying a home and they helped us so very much and gave us honest up front answers on everything!! Thank you, thank you!!
Doug and Lynn Sisk
Wow, so much to say. We had a nightmarish experience with the sellers delaying and then ultimately not showing up to closing. Desi was our agent and was right there every step of the way. She was assuring and professional and got us into another house quickly and painlessly the second time around. She had top recommendations for everything from inspections to an attorney (for the first house) Will definitely call her when we are ready to do this again. Highly recommend this team
Sarah Montgomery made home buying easy. We went from initial phone call to closing in three weeks! Sarah’s friendliness, research and know how made the process smooth. She has continued to follow up with us after the sale. That’s one great agent. Thanks Sarah.
Tim and Denise Sanders
Dani and her team are true professionals! Our agent Sarah was so easy to work with and helped make our transition from out of state very smooth. They took care of everything and even did our closing for us as we were still on the road with our Uhaul. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with our experience working with the entire Dani Beyer team! Thanks again!
Sam & Dena Desue
We highly recommend Dani Beyer and her entire team! We needed to sell our house ASAP, and Dani made her self available to assess her house the very next day. She’s very knowledgeable in the area of North Kansas City, and priced our house well above what we thought we would get it. It sold the first day! Her staging team and photographer were top notch, and made our house show ready! Dani and her entire team were very attentive to all of our questions and responded back quickly! Great customer service, knowledge, expertise and professionalism!!
Dani handled every detail of the sale of my house excellently. As a result it sold in 2 days . She sold the house for more than she promised. Under promise over deliver. Her strong and experienced staff took care of it all. I was extremely happy with their performance.