The questions should focus on verifiable, factual issues but the interview should leave you with a comfort level that you can live with during the entire buying process. Buying a house is hard enough if the hours spent touring houses are miserable, the interactions during negotiations are unpleasant and the residual feeling is resentment. Talk to people you know, call up a Realtor on the phone, don't go with the first one that you meet, talk to a couple. Wouldn't you rather do business with someone you know, like and trust rather than someone who has a cool website and 3 letters after their name?
I belong to the REBAC(Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council & it is important for you to get someone to assist you with YOUR best interests in mind with a purchase. Have a great weekend! JustGeri
a. PROBLEM SOLVING ... what problem solving skills does the agent demonstrate? Most buyers ha a problem -- they want to find a home. What skills will the agent bring to the table to help you do that?
b. LEADERSHIP... good Buyer's Agents understqand that a big part of their job is to help lead their client through the complicated process of finding, securing, and purchasing a home. What leadership skills does the agents demonstrate to you?
c. ADVOCACY ... you need to hire an agent that will advocate for you. As a Buyer's Agent, this means to me: "You ineterst (my Buyer client) above all others including mine, always.
d. NEGOTIATION ... the art of negotiation on behalf of buyers requires a gret dela of skill and talent. What negotiation skills does the agent you are considering demonstrate. What is their track record. I always remind by buyer clients that their objective is to Buy a Home, and hopefully the perfect home for them. My job is to help in any way that I can. this means focusing on the object, addressing the concerns of my buyers, educating them every step of the way, and advising on offer strategies to successfully accomplish their goal of buying their dream home.
Successful Buyer Agents understand these principles. When you interview Realtors, be sure to address these issues. it should help you in determining who will best meet your needs. good luck in your home search, and best regards!
Coldwell Banker Triad
Most likely you will want a Realtor that is knowledgeable about working with Buyer Agency. They should be willing and able to do the research to provide you with the important information you need to make an informed decision about price, location, etc. Strong negotiation skills.
Talking to a person will give you a feeling as to whether you and they would be "compatible". I'm sure you will be successful in finding a great fit.
Good Luck in your Home Search