Dianne  Speakman

Dianne Speakman

Sales Representative

HomeLife Advantage Realty (Central Valley) Ltd

Mobile:
604-308-1699
Office:
604-859-3141
Email Me
Dianne  Speakman

Dianne Speakman

Sales Representative

HomeLife Advantage Realty (Central Valley) Ltd

Mobile:
604-308-1699
Office:
604-859-3141
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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Dianne has extensive knowledge of the real estate market, as a full-time Realtor® for 15 years she loves helping people make important life decisions. Her sales experience and great listening skills make Dianne a clear choice for anyone ready to sell or purchase a home. Her formal education and training allows her to excel at every step of the real estate buying or selling process.  Dianne also has a reputation for timely and focused responses to each of her client’s needs and concerns. She is a skilled negotiator and goes the extra mile for her clients, carefully positioning her listings to every possible buyer.

Originally from BC, Dianne is extremely knowledgeable and connected to all markets throughout the lower mainland and specializes in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission areas. Known by clients and colleagues for her honesty, dedication and reliability   

Dianne credits her motto "Do what you love and if you do, you’ll never work a day in your life" as being vital to her professional success. The joy she receives from helping clients, motivates her to always work the hardest she can for them. Outside of her career in real estate, Dianne is passionate about spending time with her family.  She actively supports the Abbotsford Hospice and SPCA. Her love for her community has kept her local to the Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission area.  

As an accomplished and respected Realtor®, Dianne is a clear choice for anyone ready to sell or purchase a home.

 

 

 



Education: UBC, VCC

Specialty: Residential, Condominiums, Multi - Family, Mobile homes, Bareland Strata

Experience: 15 years

Area Covered: Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack

Languages Spoken: English