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10 Questions You Should Ask a Real Estate Agent When Home-Buying

Having the right real estate agent on your side can greatly improve your home-buying experience. A good rule of thumb is to interview a minimum of three realtors.

Here are 10 questions that you should ask during an interview:

  1. Are you a full-time professional Realtor? How long have you worked full-time? What geographic areas do you specialize in?
  2. Do you have a Website? What information would I be able to find there?
  3. How will you keep me informed during my home search and throughout a transaction?
  4. Do you have a staff or a team? If so, what roles will they play in my transaction?
  5. Will you show me other companies’ listings?
  6. Will you represent me exclusively, or will you also represent the seller? May I have that in writing?
  7. How will you get paid? How are your fees structures? May I have that in writing?
  8. What distinguishes you from other real estate agents? What is your negotiating style?
  9. May I contact some of your recent clients as references?
  10. Do you have a performance guarantee? If I am not satisfied with your performance, can I terminate our buyer agency contract?

How Can a Realtor Help Me?

Whether you are in the market for a primary residence, second home or investment property, purchasing real estate involves many important decisions and considerations. A real estate agent will provide the focus, due diligence, and expertise that is needed to help you find the right property.

A real estate agent will:

Making Your Home Wish List

Before starting to look for a home, your agent will need to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you wish to have. Divide your preferences into negotiable and non-negotiable to help your agent better serve you.

Here are some things to consider:

EXTERIOR

INTERIOR

LOCATION

Skills All Homeowners Should Have

Here are 10 skills that every homeowner should know to help save yourself money: