Best of Luck,
Century 21 Tenace
I would interview three. Below is a link to an blog post I wrote in Trulia to help with questions to ask. Good luck!
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How many transactions do you average in a month? An experienced agent will average at least 2 transactions per month.
Do you work with buyers or sellers? I think you want an agent who works with both buyers and sellers because it is important for and agent to understand where the party on the other side of the transaction is coming from.
Where do you get most of your business? You want an agent who gets at least 50% of their business from referrals by past clients. This is a good indication that past clients were happy with the agent's work.
With different age levels of our clientele, we need to be aware of what works, For instances, our "older" crowd works well mostly by phone and "wet" signature. For our next group, babyboomers, and near retirement age, phone and e-mail work very well, along with some texting. Four the younger aged group, texting is great and e-mail and a response is needed very quickly.
Once the communication method is figured out, things can go forward. Find an agent you can respect and trust and then follow their guidance. Ask any questions any time they come to mind, and make sure that the answers satisfy YOU. Questions of what is their experience, how well they know their area, why they became an agent, when will the be in touch with you, are some that may be important to know the answers to.
Good luck on your search.
If i dont hear from you , good luck with your search and realtor, call me and let me know if you were happy.
I know that seems glib, but what's important to you may not be important to someone else.
Communication is key, and if you have concerns, you should address them early rather than later.
All the best,
1) Will you be available when I call?
2) How quickly do you return telephone calls?
3) What is the process we will go through when buying/selling a home?
4) How long have you been an agent?
5) Are you licensed?
6)Are you a Realtor?
These are just some general questions. As you are talking to the agent you will probably come up with more questions.
It is good to ask family and friends if they have someone they recommend you use. Don't feel obligated to use someone's relative or friend. Interview them just as you would any other.
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Also, be clear about what your expectations are and discuss them with the potential agent of choice.
You need an agent with experience, intelligence and integrity. These things matter. An experienced Realtor will know the inventory in your community, and help you sort out the right search parameters for you and your family.
A good agent will relate well not only to you but to the other agent and principle on the other side of the table. This helps the deal go way more smoothly than it otherwise would.
A great agent relates well to you. Instead of boasting about his or her track record, he or she will pay attention to you, your finances, your search parameters, and your transactions. You need to feel safe in this person and trust that your Realtor is looking out for you. Your questions need to be answered, and your concerns addressed.
I always offer my clients an opportunity to meet me at their home, or go out on a home search for a few hours. By doing one or the other, we have the opportunity to talk and get to know one another on a human level.
If I were you, I would call a few agents, ask to meet with each, or perhaps ask the agent to show you a home or two. See what type of interaction you have, notice if the agent asks you questions, and get a sense of one's personality.
Trust your gut to make the decision. Be reassured that if it doesn't work over time, you CAN change agents.