Deborah     Malcolm

Deborah Malcolm

Sale Representative

RE/MAX RISE EXECUTIVES, BROKERAGE*

Mobile:
613-373-0008
Email Me
Deborah     Malcolm

Deborah Malcolm

Sale Representative

RE/MAX RISE EXECUTIVES, BROKERAGE*

Mobile:
613-373-0008
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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Professional Background

Clients choose to work with Deb, for her full-service commitment.  Deb is dedicated to serving you with savvy negotiations and cutting-edge marketing strategies, joining uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of her service. She is exceptionally well-respected in the Greater Kingston and Napanee area, not only for her unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards, but also for being honest, hard-working and doing absolutely everything in her power, to ensure her clients’ success and satisfaction, in the buying and selling of their homes. As a restaurant owner in Kingston and Napanee for over twenty-five years, Deb's customers always came first.  She truly believed, that this is the only path to having a loyal and satisfied clientele. Many of her friends and business associates already know her as the agent/manager of the popular music group "A Bit of Nostalgia" , featuring her husband John, and sons Reagan and Ryan (Canada's first "Canadian Idol"), and her highly successful debut production at the Grand Theatre in Kingston, of "It Was a Very Good Year, Sinatra, the man, his fans, his music". 

Community Involvement: As a family we have been involved in many community fund-raising ventures including Children's Wish Foundation, Lennox & Addington Seniors Association, Walk For Vets, Ontario SPCA, The Royal Canadian Legion, Morningstar Mission, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Canadian Diabetes Association and many more charitable events.

Education: Real Estate as a Professional Career, Land,Structures and Real Estate Trading, The Real Estate Transaction - General, The Residential Real Estate Transaction, Interior Decorating and Design - Course accredited by the IAO, Law Clerk Diploma, Computer Programming, Chef's Diploma at George Brown College. 

Specialty: Residential, first time buyers, duplex, condominiums, rural properties, farms, recreational property, waterfront properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Education: Real Estate as a Professional Career, Land,Structures and Real Estate Trading, The Real Estate Transaction - General, The Residential Real Estate Transaction, Interior Decorating and Design - Course accredited by the IAO, Law Clerk Diploma, Computer Programming, Chef's Diploma at George Brown College.

Specialty: Residential, first time buyers, duplex, condominiums, rural properties, farms, recreational property, waterfront properties.

Experience: Thirty-five years of combined experience!

Area Covered: Greater Kingston, Greater Napanee, Tamworth, Stone Mills, Gananoque, CFB Kingston, Amherstview, Bath, Loyalist Township, Quinte West, Picton, Belleville and Hastings.

Languages Spoken: English