Buying or selling a home can be an exciting, yet daunting experience. One of the most critical decisions you’ll make during this process is choosing the right real estate agent to guide you along the way. With so many agents out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why I’ve put this together to help you navigate the interview process and ensure you find the perfect agent for your needs.
10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent:
- How long have you been working as a real estate agent, and what types of properties do you specialize in?
- What neighborhoods or areas do you typically work in, and what do you think sets them apart from others?
- Can you provide some examples of recent successful transactions you’ve completed in the area?
- What is your approach to pricing properties, and how do you determine the value of a property?
- What marketing strategies do you use to sell properties, and how do you plan to market my property specifically?
- What fees or commissions do you charge, and what services are included in those fees?
- How do you communicate with your clients, and how often can I expect to hear from you throughout the buying/selling process?
- Can you provide references or testimonials from past clients?
- How familiar are you with the local housing market, and what trends are you seeing in terms of supply, demand, and pricing?
- Do you work with a team, or will I be working with you directly throughout the buying/selling process?
These ten questions can serve as a starting point to help you identify an experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy real estate agent who can help you achieve your goals. By asking these questions during your interview process, you can get a better sense of an agent’s qualifications, experience, and approach, and ensure that you make an informed decision when selecting your agent. Remember, finding the right agent can make all the difference in your home buying or selling journey, so take the time to choose carefully and find the right fit for you.
Don’t hesitate to reach out! I am here to help you every step of the way.
Lisa Luther, REALTOR®