It's important to interview an agent to determine what their experience level is and if you're compatible working together.
You should ask questions like:
- how many years have they been a full-time Realtor?
- do they primarily work with buyers or sellers (you want an experienced buyers agent)?
- what designations they hold?
- how would they communicate with you?
- how quickly would you get access to new listings?
- have they helped buyers in your areas of choice?
- how available are they to show you homes?
- how do they negotiate an offer?
- how do they recommend an offer price?
- how do they show you what the area's market trends are?
- are they knowledgeable about different mortgage programs?
- do they work with a mortgage consultant, who can offer you several mortgage options?
- what buyer guarantees do they offer?
- do they have client testimonials you can see?
You need to understand that you have 4 options: 1) not buy at all, 2) buy on your own, 3) use a traditional salesperson, or 4) use an experienced real estate consultant (who has your best interests at heart).
If you'd like to learn more about how to select an agent and learn about the home buying process, there's a 2.5 hour class tonight at 7pm. For more details, go to my web site below to the buying page and click on the yellow logo. Feel free to follow up with me offline, if you have any more questions. You can call or text me at (513) 615-1890.