Here's What You Need to Ask Your Realtor via @homebidz

Here’s What You Need to Ask Your Realtor

With the home buying process, and especially for first-time home buyers, it is important to have enough help to get you through the process. A real estate agent is the best way to do this. You should always ask as many questions as possible before deciding on a real estate agent.  

How Much Will the Services Cost?

The number one question you should ask will always be about the agent fee. While you may think that this would make most agents run away, it is actually a reasonable question to ask. You can find out what to expect as far as price and then you can get to know if the agent will actually be worth it.  

Is the Timing Right?

You also want to be clear on when exactly the agent will start working with you. Some home buyers prefer to look at homes on their own at first and then have an agent along to help with touring homes for a second time. This is your decision but it should be made clear ahead of time.  

Is Your Agent Working Alone or as Part of a Team?

Agents can either work alone or as part of a team. You need to be sure you know which one your agent is a part of. If they work on a team, then you need to make it clear with the agent that they are supposed to do most of the work, not others on the team.  

Make a List!

If you have to, you can keep a running list of these specific questions and track the answers that you get from each agent that you meet with. It will really help you to make your final decision.

Conclusion

Yo must ask the right questions if you hope to hire the right agent for you. Use this guide as a basic starting point for your real estate agent interviews. 

Further Reading: Are You About to Settle on a Real Estate Agent? Read This.

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