The Barry and Larry Vestera Real Estate Program Radio show 8:00-9:00 AM | November 12,…
If you’re ready to buy or sell a house (congrats!), you will most likely need some help to do it right, which is where a buyer agent comes in. But, how can you decide on the right buyer agent to hire? Well, here are important questions to ask when hiring a buyer agent, to make sure you choose the best fit for you and your situation.
1. How and how often will we communicate?
Some people prefer to talk over the phone, some prefer to text, and some prefer to write emails. So, it’s important that your preferred way of communication matches your realtor’s way of communication. If you hate texting or emailing and you only like phone calls, but your buyer agent mostly wants to communicate via email, you might not be a good fit.
Also, you want to make sure your buyer agent will keep you updated all the time. At least once or twice a week, and in fast-paced markets and processes, even daily.
2. Are you licensed?
This probably goes without saying, but you need to be 100% sure the realtor you’re hiring is actually licensed. There are some scammers out there, so make sure the buyer agent you hire is legit.
3. Will I be working directly with you?
Many realtors work with big teams. So, when you’re thinking of questions to ask when hiring a realtor, ask if you’ll be working directly with them or not.
It’s not a great feeling when you have the initial talk with the realtor directly, you get the feeling you’ll be working with THEM, and then you get handed off to the assistant.
While it’s great they have a team, you want to be on the same page about who you’ll be working the most with – them, or someone on their team.
4. How involved will I be in the process?
This can also be an important thing to ask. Decide how much or how little you’d like to be involved (some people want to be involved in everything, while some don’t want to deal with anything that they don’t have to deal with), and make sure the realtor works in a way that matches those wishes.
5. Do you work specifically in this area?
Another important question to ask when hiring a realtor is if they work specifically in your area. You want someone who knows the area, who knows the market in that area, and someone who knows the ins and outs of neighborhoods and places in the area.
Plus, you want someone who not only knows the area but has helped clients find or sell houses in that area.
6. How long have you been a real estate agent?
This is an obvious one, but you definitely want someone with experience. If someone has worked in the industry for 10 years, they will know all of the tips, tricks, best practices, best experts, and “secrets” that will help you get the best deal possible.
7. How long does it usually take your clients to buy or sell a house when they work with you?
Since you probably have a time frame in mind, check if the realtor’s time frame matches that. If you need to sell or buy a house in 3 months, but they say they usually take 6 months, you might want to find a better match for your questions or needs.
8. How will you find the best houses/buyers for my needs?
This question will help you understand how they work and also see how big of an expert they actually are, according to their answer. An expert will know what they’re talking about, they’ll be able to answer the question right away, and they’ll be able to go into details if needed.
9. Do you work with both buyers and sellers?
Hiring a realtor that works with both buyers and sellers is a great idea. Why? Because they know both sides of the coin, so they’ll know how the other side will work and think, and what tricks they’ll try to use. So, even though you only need one of the services, someone who offers both will have more insights that will help you get the deal you want.
10. How often are you able to get the desired price to your clients?
The success rate of getting their client’s desired prices can tell you how skilled the realtor actually is. If more often than not, their clients have to accept a price they didn’t want to accept, that’s not the best sign.
Of course, there are some unreasonable clients out there, that have unreasonable expectations, which obviously isn’t an indication the realtor is bad, but it still doesn’t hurt to ask and see.
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