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Ask Any Agent These 4 Questions Before Hiring Them

When you’re looking for a real estate agent to help you sell your home on the market there are certain things you’ll need to ask of any candidate to make sure they’re the right person for the job. Today we’ll cover four key questions to ask an agent before you hire them to take on your home sale:

1. “How many transactions have you completed in the last year?” This will help you identify if they’re a part-time or a full-time agent. There are still several part-time agents in the real estate industry, but you want to hire a full-time agent who has helped between 15 and 50 families sell their homes in the last year. If you’re hiring an agent who is a part of a group (like our team), that number should be a lot higher.

2. “What is your average days on market?” When an agent can price a property correctly, including educating you on what price to give it, doing so will enable a quicker home sale that leads to it sitting on the market for a shorter period. If the agent prices it too high, the home will spend more time on the market. Asking this question will give you insight into how transparent and honest they are in their pricing consultation.

    You want to hire a full-time agent.

3. “What is your list-to-sales-price ratio?” This is another way of asking the agent how much, on average, they actually sell their homes for in comparison to what those homes were listed for. This number will tell you how strong and fierce of a negotiator that agent is. For example, our list-to-sales-price ratio is 98.7%—on average, we get our clients 98.7% of their listing price when we sell their homes. We’re very proud of that number.

4. “What do reviews say about you?” When you ask this question, you’re trusting the agent to know their numbers and to be transparent about them; you can always go to third-party websites like Zillow and to check what others have said about their experience with the agent you’re interviewing. On those platforms, you can just enter your ZIP code or city and find profiles and reviews of agents in your area. What’s more, you can sort those profiles by who has the most positive reviews, the most listing, and/or the most sales in your area.

By asking these four questions of any agent you interview, you’ll set yourself up for success when you hire the best possible representation for your listing.

If you have any questions or would like to interview our team for the job of selling your home, feel free to reach out to us. We’d love to help you with and guide you toward meeting your real estate goals.

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Alexis Weigand

Recognized industry-wide as a person of influence, Alexis Weigand is renowned for her passion, leadership and steadfast commitment to consistently producing a high level of achievement. A native Texan from Boerne, Alexis is also widely known for her energy, professionalism, and knowledge of the San Antonio and Hill Country Luxury real estate market. Over thirteen years as a top-producing Broker in San Antonio Alexis Weigand has earned a reputation as the go-to luxury Realtor in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Alexis is an experienced bilingual Real Estate broker who has managed hundreds of transactions for both domestic and international clients alike. Alexis began her career in Austin in 2005 and then joined forces with her father as an associate broker at W.K. Shumpes Company in Boerne. When Keller Williams opened their first ever luxury real estate office, Alexis saw the opportunity to partner with the #1 real estate agency in North America as a way to exponentially grow and expand her business and better serve her clients. Since joining KWLI, the Alexis Weigand Real Estate Group has continuously outpaced and negotiated the market, receiving multiple awards and recognitions over the years including No.1 Agent in Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch for fastest home sales, KW Top Team Awardee, No. 1 KW Listing Agent per number of homes sold and volume sold for two consecutive years, and Platinum Top 50 Winner to name a few. Alexis largely credits this success to a unique approach to a team concept where each team member is extremely efficient by focusing on their individualized areas of expertise. For her, real estate is about the people AWRE serves – and helping them achieve their goals and build wealth through real estate. Alexis’ greatest passion is developing leaders and teaching. She can regularly be found in the classroom educating new and seasoned real estate agents. Always wanting to be remembered most as someone who made things better. Alexis strives to keep learning each day by committing herself and her team members to high-level business coaching and training programs to stay ahead of the curve. When Alexis is not championing the San Antonio Luxury market, she's likely to be somewhere outdoors with her husband Chris and their three children, Carter, Cade, and Elise. As an avid business reader, there's a good chance you'll also find her at the gym, working out and listening to a good audiobook about leadership! Specialties: - ALHS, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Certifications: - Broker - Broker Associate - CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist® - GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute - CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Institute for Luxury Home Marketing - Texas Realtors Leadership Program - IMSD, Internet Marketing Specialist Designation Awards: - Centurion Award Winner 2014-2019 - 2018 Top Team - Keller Williams Realty City View - 2018 Platinum Award - Keller Williams Realty City View - 2018 Top Growth Partner - Keller Williams Realty City View Industry Organizations: - NAR, National Association of Realtors - TAR, Texas Association of Realtors - SABOR, San Antonio Board of Realtors - NBCLAR, New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Association of REALTORS - REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) Council - CRS, Council of Certified Residential Specialists Community Involvement Types: - Local: Organization, Association or Club - National: Organization, Association or Club Community Involvement Organizations: - Dallas Children's Advocacy Center - Habitat for Humanity, ALC - National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Congregation Rodfei Sholom of San Antonio Texas - American Lung Association - Children's Hospital of San Antonio - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - American Heart Association - 100 Women of South Texas - SA2020 - Product Council of Urban Land - SNIPSA - Homes for Our Troops - MD Anderson Cancer Center - Ryan's Well Foundation

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