Are you in the market for a new home? Here are some questions to ask your Realtor.
1. Are you a full time agent?
A full-time agent will have more flexibility with a buyer’s busy schedule along with having more transaction and negotiating experience.
2. What areas do you work in?
Familiarity with the area is very important! If an agent doesn’t work in the area you are considering buying in, it may be in the buyers best interest to get a referral for another agent.
3. How will you keep me updated?
Communication is key throughout a transaction. How will they communicate with you during the process? Your agent should send listings and communicate with the lender and attorney.
4. What fees are involved?
In most transactions, sellers pay commission. Your agent should discuss what inspection fee, attorney and lender fees you can expect.
5. Will I be working directly with you?
Many agents work on teams, have a buyers agent or licensed assistant. If working with a specific agent is important to you, make sure you know this ahead of time.