Maaz B. Abowath

Maaz B. Abowath

Sales Representative

RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC, Brokerage*

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Maaz B. Abowath

Maaz B. Abowath

Sales Representative

RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC, Brokerage*

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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About Me

My name is Maaz Abowath, and I am a successful Toronto real estate agent having received numerous awards as one of the tops agents for sales performance who has been practicing real estate full time. As a RE/MAX Real Estate professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the RE/MAX brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today and RE/MAX Crossroads – one of the Top real estate brokerage in Toronto out of all the real estate companies including all RE/MAX brokerages.

In today's real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised to the general public. To beat others to the best homes, you need to have a real estate agent on your side. If you are looking to sell, you also must have an agent that is proactive, knowledgeable, effective communicator and amazing negotiator. I strive to do the best possible job for my buyers and sellers each and every time. Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighborhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price. I am an experienced representative of both buyers and sellers, from first-timers to experienced owners and investors. Whether it be finding that dream home, or creating an investment portfolio, I am inspired and gratified by helping others realize their own real estate goals. So whether you are looking residential or commercial I'm here to assist you with your move!!

I specialize in all areas of Residential Real Estate, including buying, selling, first time home buyers, development, Investments, and relocation, which makes working with me your best local choice for properties. I personally live in East Toronto and serve a variety of communities including Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, and Oshawa.