4 Tips for Interviewing a Real Estate Agent
Making the decision to buy a home is exciting, but it can also be complicated and rather overwhelming. The best thing you can do to make the process as easy as possible is to work with an experienced real estate agent familiar with your market and your needs. Make sure you find the right fit by talking to the agents you’re considering – don’t be afraid to ask for information! Here are four tips to make interviewing your real estate agent a breeze.
- Do Your Research Ahead of Time
It might be tempting to get all of the information directly from the agent themselves, but it’s always a good idea to have some basic knowledge before you go into an interview. Doing this will ensure that you encounter any potential problem-areas before the meeting.
- Ask How Long They’ve Been in Business
The first thing you should do is ask your potential real estate agent how long they have been in business. Do they have experience in your market? If so, how long have they been selling homes there? And if they don’t, then make sure to ask about their experience in comparable markets.
- Ask for References
A real estate agent should have a network of coworkers and customers willing to vouch for them. Don’t hesitate to ask for references, especially if the agent is new with relatively little information about their services online. This step might not be necessary with a more established agent with plenty of reviews.
- Ask What Else You Should Know
It’s reasonable to assume that you might not ask all of the relevant questions possible during the interview. Ask your potential real estate agent what else you should know. Take notes and keep this information in mind as you move forward.
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Niquella Hardwick is a Denver based Realtor