What research do you do before selecting your real estate agent?

Asked by Mike Tezak, Valparaiso, IN Mon Jun 3, 2013

In your biggest purchase shouldn't you hire the best agent that looks out for your best interests. If you have health issues or legal issues you hire the best at their professions not family and friends. Do the research, see how many transactions the agent has closed, how much experience they have and how well respected they are.

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Fred Herman, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Mon Jun 3, 2013
ask for referrals from family and friends. check the agent's reviews. choose one or two. then call to speak to them. no different than the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker. if after you start working with an agent you are dissatisfied, move on.

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Christine Mc…, Agent, Valparaiso, IN
Mon Jun 3, 2013
I always advise people to ask family and friends for referrals of agents they were happy with. People are always happy to refer an agent that has done a good job for them.
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