When you make the decision to buy your own home it’s important to hire the right people to help you with the process. However, with so many choices of real estate agent all vying for your attention, how can you choose the right one for you?
You will need to find out as much as you can about the real estate agents you are considering. Have a list of questions you want to ask them. As is the case with anyone you are looking to hire for a job, view this as an interview. So, what are some things you should ask? Everyone who buys a home has different circumstances and needs. While a real estate agent may come with years of experience, how much experience do they have in dealing with your particular requirements? For example, you wouldn’t want to hire an agent who is only experienced in selling cheaper property if you want a multimillion-dollar home, and vice versa.
Another thing you can ask your potential agent is; what makes them different from other agents? Don’t be content with a general reply like “because I have so many years of experience” but, instead, ask for specific examples. It’s also good to find out if they own property themselves as they will be familiar with the whole process including what to expect after the purchase. It’s also good to know if they are working in real estate full time or part time. A full-time agent is more likely to keep up with updated laws and the local market.
Yes, before you go ahead and hire a real estate agent, make a list of your needs and choose someone who will meet those needs for you.