Buying a home is a big deal!
In fact, it’s probably one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.
That’s why selecting the right buyer’s agent is one or the most important decisions you’ll ever make.
Here are a few questions you should ask when you’re selecting a buyer’s agent:
- Are you a full-time professional?
- Will you work personally with me, or hand me off to a junior “team” member?
- How many years have you been in real estate?
- How many transactions have you closed?
- How many transactions per year do you close?
- Will you provide references and testimonials from past clients?
Additional things to consider . . . .
Look for an experienced, full-time professional who has closed at least 100 transactions.
Avoid agents who are undergoing “on-the-job” training with little experience.
Avoid part-time agents; real estate isn’t a hobby and it’s impossible to do it properly on a part-time basis.
Realize that all agents have the same MLS listing inventory to show you.
Working with more than one agent at the same time is an exercise in futility and a waste of everyone’s time.
Find one competent, professional, knowledgeable agent and work exclusively with that agent if you want good service.
Don’t choose your agent solely on the basis of personality; skill and knowledge trump personality every time.
Finally, find an agent who will tell you the truth; not what you want to hear.
You need honest advice and guidance; not sales persuasion.
Thinking of buying?
Give me a call at (208)938-5533 or e-mail me and let’s talk!
I have helped thousands of delighted past clients buy and sell homes over the past 43 years.
References available upon request.