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How to Choose the Best REALTOR® to Sell and Buy Houses

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For first time homebuyers, hiring the right realtor can help save time, money, and stress during the home buying process. Understanding how to choose the best realtor to sell and buy homes can be a difficult task, as there are a number of agents presenting themselves through yard signs, online ads, and even sponsored benches. It is important for prospective homeowners to do their due diligence before deciding to work with someone. One of the most common mistakes first time homebuyers make is hiring a realtor or real estate agent because of a past affiliation. Whether your friend, cousin, or long-time acquaintance is asking to sell your home, it is important to take your search seriously and hire the most qualified person for the job. A qualified realtor will be able to answer all of your questions and make you feel comfortable throughout the home buying process. When deciding between qualified candidates, it is important to factor in more than just the commission rate in your decision. After interviewing a few candidates and asking them some relevant questions, choose the agent you’re most compatible with and confident in.
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Common Questions to Ask Your REALTOR®Before Hiring

 

 

 

 

Below, we’ll go over some of the most common questions people ask their REALTOR® before hiring them.

  • How many homes have you sold this week? This month?  This year?
  • What will you do to market my home?
  • How will you keep me informed? How often will you communicate with me?
  • Can I see some references?
  • Do you work alone or as part of a team?
  • How many clients are you currently representing?
  • What percentage of your clients are buyers and sellers?
  • Have you facilitated the purchase or sale of any homes in my neighbourhood before?
  • What are the drawbacks of my home?

 

Understanding how to choose the best REALTOR® to sell or buy a new home can be the difference in tens of thousands of dollars in your pocket. Hire a REALTOR®today - it is the most important decision a person can make when buying or selling a home.