Jeff  Ragsdale

Jeff Ragsdale

REALTOR®

Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
250-253-7991
Email Me
Jeff  Ragsdale

Jeff Ragsdale

REALTOR®

Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
250-253-7991
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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As a REALTOR with several years of experience and a Building Technology background, I understand the complexities of buying and selling real estate. I take pride in providing excellent customer service based on honesty and professionalism. My knowledge in design, construction and building inspection can make a significant difference for buyers who need insight and guidance finding the right Home in Salmon Arm or the Shuswap.   My technical skills and understanding of the real estate industry, combined with my commitment to hard work and customer service, have enabled me to exceed my client's expectations and consistently achieve successful outcomes. 
 
Royal LePage professionals understand that a house is only a home if the people who live there feel safe. I unanimously agree and proudly support by donating a part of my commission to helping individuals and families find safety from domestic abuse. Since its founding in 1998, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has proudly grown to become the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and domestic violence prevention. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. 
 
 
My clients can trust that I will be honest with them about their home or the home they are considering buying and its current market value. I strive to create a realistic set of expectations through an open dialogue and always provide the resources and market intelligence needed to ensure my clients can make well-informed decisions.
 
My real estate services are focused in the market area surrounding the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, including Salmon Arm, Blind Bay, Sorrento, the North Shuswap, Enderby, Armstrong and Sicamous, so if you're in the area and search for "Realtors near me" or Royal Lepage Salmon Arm and I'll definitely show up. However, if your needs fall outside the Shuswap region, I have access to a broad referral network and can help my clients wherever their needs are. My services cover various real estate types, from single-family residential, condos and townhouses to vacant land and mobile homes. Homeownership provides a haven for families to grow and prosper, symbolizes stability and achievement, and often represents the most significant single investment people will ever make. I am passionate about the real estate industry and the positive impact I can make on the lives of my clients, all the while being patient, open-minded, empathetic, and showing genuine concern for your needs. I am eager to share my knowledge and expertise and look forward to working with you!
 
Call, text or email me today and we'll get you moving in the right direction!
 
 


Specialty: Residential, Condo's, Vacant Land, First Time Home Buyers, Seniors, Downsizing, Recreational, Waterfront, Strata Properties

Awards: 2022 Director's Platinum Award

Area Covered: Adams Lake, Anglemont, Armstrong, Blind Bay, Celista, Chase, Eagle Bay, Enderby, Grindrod, Magna Bay, Mara Lake, Salmon Arm, Scotch Creek, Sicamous, Sorrento, Spallumcheen, Sunnybrae, Tappen

Languages Spoken: English



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