There are many great real estate agents out there who have a lot of experience but, that doesn’t mean they are all right for you. You want to choose someone who is experienced at finding homes with your particular requirements. If a realtor is mainly used to selling high priced homes for example, they wouldn’t be right for someone looking for a low-priced fixer upper, and vice versa. Why not prepare a list of questions to ask a potential real estate agent? You could include questions like: How much experience do you have at finding the type of property I want? How are you different from other real estate agents? Do you think you can find something to fit my requirements? Etc. Ask for specific examples and don’t be content with a general response.
Other information that could be helpful to find out is whether the real estate agent is working part time or full time in real estate. A person who is full time may be more up to date on various regulations and rules and might be more in tune as to the local market and what’s available. You can also ask them if they own property themselves. If they do, they will know what the buying a selling process feels like and have a better understanding of what’s involved.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this blog, buying a home is a huge decision so take the time to find a real estate agent that’s right for you.