Buying a home is a huge financial milestone. To make this endeavor a success, one needs a real estate agent who can best represent them. Asking a potential agent the right questions will help to determine if this professional is the right fit for a client’s needs and wants.
Here are the top questions to ask:
- How long have you been in the real estate business?
The first question to ask a potential buyer’s agent should be about their experience. This will reveal the length of time they’ve been working in the industry and the extent of real estate transactions made during that time. Follow up this question by asking the agent about real estate seminars or courses they have attended.
- Are you doing real estate full-time or part-time?
Most buyer’s agents have real estate as a full-time job but there are a handful who do it part-time. An agent’s answer to this question is an indication of their availability.
- How well do you know the neighborhood?
A potential real estate agent should be an expert in the client’s chosen area. If they know the neighborhood well, they can provide pertinent information about the current market trends, home values, schools in the area, and other valuable information that can’t be found anywhere else.
- What is your strategy?
Knowing how a potential agent plans to find the right home for their client should give them an idea about the agent’s strategy. This includes how they will be handling multiple offers, the number of competing buyers, and how they will negotiate for a great deal.
- How do you communicate with your clients?
Communication is key in any real estate transaction. The client should be aware of the agent’s communication style and if this is the kind of style they also prefer. If one party prefers emailing to texting or calling, it may cause huge communication problems in the future.
- How many clients are you currently working with?
The number of clients – whether buyer or seller – a potential agent is dealing with is also worth knowing about. An agent handling too many clients may spread themselves too thinly and may not be able to provide a personalized touch in handling each of them.
- Do you have your own website?
A potential agent with a personal real estate website gives the client a glimpse into their background, their communities, real estate services, and other properties that the agent represents. The real estate website also allows you to know more about their brand and what sets them apart from other real estate agents.
Work with the best buyer’s agents in Phoenix, Arizona, The Kimberly Lowe Group. Contact the team today by calling 480-363-1622or send an email to sold(at)thekimberlylowegroup(dotted)com. Feel free to browse the website for more information on the team, their real estate services, and their communities.