To get the right home at the best possible price, it’s essential to work with a real estate agent. Yet how do you find an agent that is right for you? Ask these 4 questions to ensure compatibility and fit when selecting a real estate agent.
4 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent
- What types of properties do you handle? If you want to buy a condo, you’d be ill-served by a real estate agent who focuses on selling homes. Agents often specialize in property types; you want to work with an agent who specializes in the type of property you’re seeking.
- What areas do you serve? Agents who specialize in communities like Boynton Beach or Lake Worth know these places inside and out. They will be able to tell you about everything from amenities and hidden gems to commute times. You won’t be able to get this information elsewhere, so look for an agent who knows your preferred area.
- Will I communicate with you or someone else? Many buyers expect to communicate with real estate agents directly. While many agents always answer their own phone and email, some rely on support staff to do so. To avoid disappointment down the road, ask about this before you commit to a realtor.
- Can you provide references? A trusted real estate agent will have references from happy customers. Before you choose an agent, ask for references so you can check out the agent’s track record with buyers or sellers like you.
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