When it comes to buying or selling property it is extremely important that you enlist the assistance of a real estate professional in the area you are looking to buy or sell the property. Regardless of whether you have some amount of real estate experience you cannot equal the knowledge that an agent that is from the area that you are looking at has of the local market.
When you find a local realtor that you think you might be interested in working with you should sit down and discuss things in order to select the best one for your needs. We put together a list of essential questions that should help you to glean all of the information from that you will be able to use to make your final selection.
10 Essential Question to Ask When Choosing a Realtor
How many years have you been in the area?
This is extremely important to get to know whether or not they have enough knowledge of the local community. If they don’t have many years of experience, this should give you a reason not to go with them.
How many clients are you currently working with?
Finding out how many people they are working with will give you an idea of how much time they could devote to your needs.
Do you work with most buyers as compared to sellers or vice versa?
If an agent works mostly buyers or mostly sellers, they may not have as much experience with the other and that could be an issue.
Is there a specific area that you cover?
Finding out up front if your agent is tied to a specific area can end up limiting you in your opportunities.
Does your agency use teams and are you part of one?
Knowing if your agent is part of a larger team is a good thing to know so that you know that you could be working with another agent at some point.
Are you able to handle a few of these unique situations?
Put together a list of unique situations and see how they respond to each specific situation.
How do you prefer to handle communication with your clients?
It is a really good idea to find out right off the bat how you will be communicating with your agent.
Do you have a rapport with some of the local professional groups?
It is really important for an agent to have a really good working relationship with the key vendors that work in the areas related to real estate.
Can I get 3 references with contact information?
It is always important to get references so that you can find out what other people who already worked with think about them.
Do you have any questions for me?
Last but certainly the least, ask if they have any questions.
Learn more about C21 Lady of the Lakes Realtors and the numerous services they offer including: buying a new home, selling a home, or renting a home at www.ladyofthelakes.com. To contact one of our real estate agents call 734-426-6060 today.