Carolyn  Cowe

Carolyn Cowe

Sales Representative

Royal LePage West R.E.S. Brokerage*

Mobile:
604-831-4029
Office:
(604) 939-6666
Email Me
Carolyn  Cowe

Carolyn Cowe

Sales Representative

Royal LePage West R.E.S. Brokerage*

Mobile:
604-831-4029
Office:
(604) 939-6666
Email Me

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a REALTOR

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a REALTOR®

Homeowners should interview a few potential REALTORS® before deciding on one to sell their home. Here are some smart questions to ask:

1.  How long have you been in the business?
A freshly-licensed REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up-to-date training; those in the business longer bring more practical experience to the table.

2.  What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
A competent listing REALTOR® should hold a track record for negotiating sales prices that are very close to list prices.

3.  How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
Specifically, how will you sell my home? Where and how often do you advertise? Will you show me a sample flyer? How do you market online?

4.  Will you provide references?
Ask if any of the references are related to the REALTOR®. Ask if you can call their references with additional questions.

5.  What separates you from your competition?
Key phrases to listen for: assertive, available by phone or e-mail, analytical, professional, reliable, and able to maintain a good sense of humour under trying circumstances.

6.  May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
A good REALTOR® makes forms available to you before you are required to sign them. Ask to see agency disclosure, the listing agreement and seller disclosure.

7.  How will you help me find other professionals?
Ask for a written list of referring vendors. Get an explanation if you see the term “affiliated”. It could mean the REALTOR® is getting compensation from vendors.

8.  How much do you charge?
You don’t have to ask if the fee is negotiable, since all real estate fees are negotiated. It may be a good idea to ask what their commission fee is for your reference.

9.  What kind of guarantee do you offer?
If you sign a listing agreement with the REALTOR® and later find that you are unhappy with the arrangement, will the REALTOR® let you cancel the agreement?

10.  What haven’t I asked you that I need to know?
Pay close attention to how the REALTOR® answers this question, because there is always something you need to know--always.

 

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Carolyn started her career in Real Estate 20 plus years ago working with Polygon Homes, one of British Columbia’s most respected and successful quality homebuilders. In her position, Carolyn was personally responsible for matching Buyers with a home that would prove to be a long-term investment and a place to build a prosperous and healthy life.

Carolyn grew up watching her father, Marshall Cowe build a successful name for himself in the Real estate industry. With Marshall’s mentorship, Carolyn's education in sales and marketing and her time spent at Polygon Homes, Carolyn has the perfect mix of marketing skills, an understanding of the Real Estate market, and the professionalism to exceed families needs when either selling or buying a home.

Carolyn has a love for running and has finished 3 full Marathons and 16 Half.  She enjoys travel and creating new memories with her family and friends.



Education: BCIT sales and marketing UBC Sauder School of Business

Specialty: First time homebuyers, downsizers, upsizers, condos, presales, single family homes, townhomes

Experience: 21

Awards: Directors Platinum, Presidents Gold, Medallion Club Member, Certified Negotiation Expert, Royal LePage Top Tier Award

Area Covered: Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission

Languages Spoken: English