How to Choose a Buyers Agent with a Buyer Agency Checklist

With over 1.4 million real estate agents in the US,  how to choose a buyers agent is not an easy task.  However, our association has objectively vetted, rated, and reviewed  top buyers agents in each state for over 23 years! Feel free to call us with the office number that interests you or provide the details of your search on the form that lets you specify location, price range, and other things.  You will get immediate access to full profiles.

Questions to Ask Buyers Agents

Next, Get the most important 10 questions to ask and the 10-star buyers agent checklist below–download or print.

Both Buying and Selling?

(Go to this link to find the Seller Agent Assessment form with both Questions and Answers, and here to get some suggestions for top seller agents).

These essential tools will empower you to get the very best buyer or seller agent for your unique situation.  What you end up with: A stress-free buying or selling experience where you will financially benefit the most.

Must-Ask Interview Questions

These will Help You Choose 2-3 Buyers Agents. From them,  pick your Best Fit

  1. How long have you been licensed?
  2. Do you work in real estate full time?
  3. What percentage of your business is working with buyers?
  4. Do you have references from other buyers who have used your services?
  5. What if I see a for-sale-by-owner house on my own?
  6. How often will you supply me with properties that meet my criteria? How will you get them to me?
  7. Do you have an association membership that has a published code of ethics or standards of practice?
  8. Can you help me throughout the loan process?
  9. Please tell me how you represent buyers to help them get the best price and terms?
  10. Are you able to explain what current market trends are, and what to expect in an offer situation?

Bonus Question: How often do you work solely as a Buyer Agent?

Must-Have Answers To Interview Questions To Help You Choose

Choose Buyers Agents with this useful interview tool


Use these questions in a face-to-face interview or a pre-arranged phone interview.

Go to blogs on Choosing an Agent:
Why use an agent at all?
What is a Buyer’s agent How do Buyer Agents get paid?
Types of legal relationships:
Finding a new agent.