What to look for in an agent

  • Someone who is dedicated to their profession
  • Someone who takes the time to determine your needs
  • Someone who listens – and responds to your requests
  • Is familiar with the area in which you have an interest
  • Is knowledgeable about the properties in your price range
  • Is willing to work with you until your needs are fulfilled
  • Strong references from previous buyers/sellers

Questions to ask a prospective Realtor

  • How long have you been in real estate?
  • Are you a full time agent?
  • Are you familiar with this area?
  • How many homes did you sell last year? How many were in this area?
  • What was the average price?
  • How many buyers are you currently working with? How many sellers?
  • Where do you feel your strengths lie?
  • Will you handle all aspects of my transaction or do you have assistants?
  • Can you give me the names of three buyers/sellers with whom I can check your references?
  • Do you have full access to the Multiple Listing Service and do you have email to keep me abreast of new listings instantly?