Choosing the Right Buyer’s Agent

Do your research

 

  • Check your state’s real estate licensing board for any complaints filed against an agent you are considering working with.
  • Ask for testimonials to gauge client satisfaction. If you can, ask for the contact information of a past client. This could provide you with a valuable opinion on whether or not this real estate agent is the right fit for you.
  • Find out if they have a real estate blog or have contributed to any real-estate-related publications. Great realtors have plenty of expertise to share!

Ask the right questions

 

  • How long have you handled this area/how many sales have you handled in this area?
  • How long have you been licensed?
  • How well would you say you know the local market?
  • Do you work as a real estate agent full-time?
  • How will I be represented as a client in relation to you? (Transactional broker, etc)
  • Do you require buyers to get pre-approved before looking at homes?
  • What is your fee?
  • Will you attend inspections?
  • Do you have an assistant, or is there anyone else who would be working with me?
  • How many homes do you typically show to buyers?
  • Do you require buyers to sign any contracts?
  • What methods of communication do you prefer?

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