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  • Writer's pictureEmjae Esta

Questions you should ask before hiring a Real Estate Agent.

Buying or selling a home is a big deal in your life, so you want to make sure you pick the right person to assist you with that transaction. Here are some questions you should ask before making the decision on which agent is best for you.

The first question you need to ask is what the agent does. A lot of people underestimate the process of buying or selling a home and they don’t realize what all the Real Estate Agent really does. Many people think they can just go on a home search site and buy their perfect home without an agent which isn’t really the case.

The next question you should ask is, does the agent work part-time or full-time. While this may not seem like an important question, it really matters when it comes to purchasing or selling a home. A full-time agent will be fully devoted to working for you.

Another important question to ask is how many clients the agent currently has. This has a similar reason to the previous question. Too many clients can mean you won’t get the full attention of the agent. What type of clients the agent is currently representing could be important too. If the agent has two buyers and you’re looking to sell they could potentially bring you the perfect buyer for your home.

Next you should ask how the fees work, each agent handles their fees differently and understanding the agent and their fees is important. Don’t hire someone just because they offer lower commission. Make sure the agent is working best for you and dealing with their fees fairly.

Knowing how the agent can help you and what the agent is planning to do to help is important so always ask them how they plan to help prepare your home for selling or how they plan to make sure you get the best deal purchasing and how they plan to help you compete in the current market.

One more important question to ask is the current market conditions. Having an agent who understands the current market conditions is important and the agent also needs to know how to market a home in the current conditions.

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