John  Dow

John Dow

Sales Representative

John E. Smith Realty Sudbury Limited, Brokerage

Mobile:
705-988-1850
Office:
705-674-5261
Toll Free:
1-888-836-5261
Email Me
John  Dow

John Dow

Sales Representative

John E. Smith Realty Sudbury Limited, Brokerage

Mobile:
705-988-1850
Office:
705-674-5261
Toll Free:
1-888-836-5261
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.

Have Questions?

By submitting this form, you are providing express consent to receive commercial electronic messages from www.homesalesudbury.com. You may unsubscribe at any time.

705-988-1850

  

705-674-5261

  

Love Where You Live Sudbury

John Dow's experience in the luxury market stems started with 15 years fully immersed in the global world of selling and delivering private jets.  And for the past 11 years, John has been involved with the Sudbury and Montreal luxury real estate markets.

John’s passion for real estate coupled with his focus on client outcomes is obvious upon meeting him.  Having worked with some of the world's most discerning clientele he knows how to listen and provide input and guidance as a trusted consultant.

John continually strives to provide an enlightened customer experience by thoroughly understanding both the client’s specific needs and emerging trends in the real estate market.  John Dow is continually ahead of the curve. 

John Dow is always seeking for professional improvement, continuously learning more about all legal aspects of real estate and life.  Learning is a passion for him.  John is constantly innovating when it comes to image building and marketing strategies. Proof of his avant-gardism is his strong presence in the social media.  Put this passion to work for you.

Having recently moved back to Sudbury after 25+ years, John is excited to re-engage with his community and enjoy this city he knew and loved as a child; this includes the lakes, bright stars, snow banks & potholes, and of course - the people. 

These are the primary reasons for John’s motto…Love Where You Live.

 



Education: | UWO | Laurentian University | LSSU |

Specialty: Luxury Real Estate | Single Family Homes (Residential) & Unique Properties

Experience: 11 years Real Estate 15 years Private Jets

Area Covered: Greater Sudbury

Languages Spoken: English