One of the most important decisions to be made in buying or selling a home is choosing a competent and hard-working Realtor who will represent your best interests throughout the transaction process. It’s useful to know what questions to ask when looking for the right agent.
When interviewing a real estate professional, ask about what forms of marketing they use, and what kind of results they get from their advertising. Remember that you are hiring someone for a transaction involving a lot of your money.
The Realtor-client relationship is built on trust, so explain what you want to achieve in the transaction, but don’t stop there. Ask the Realtor to communicate what they understand about your goals, and listen carefully to see if they understand your needs. Successful Realtors sell homes because they really listen to their clients.
Whether interviewing Realtors to assist with a sale, purchase, or both, remember this is going to be a “team” effort and that should be the feeling you get when the interview is complete.