QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

Whether you are buying or selling a home, the process can be challenging. That is why you should take on the services of a real estate professional when embarking on a potential home move. However, not all real estate agents are the same. A family must make sure they hire someone who truly understands the current housing market and, not only that, knows how to connect the dots to explain how market conditions may impact your decision. How can you make sure you have an agent who meets these requirements? Here are just a few questions every real estate professional should be able to answer for their clients and customers:

  • Are home values approaching a new bubble or will prices continue to appreciate?
  • Is it better for a first time buyer or a move-up buyer to wait until they save a bigger down payment before they purchase a home?
  • Where will 30-year mortgage rates likely be in 12 months?
  • What are the current market values in my neighborhood or in the neighborhood where I am looking to buy?
  • Why do I need an agent when I can just as easily find the house online myself?
  • Is buying a home still a good investment for my family?
Since your house is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make, no one should judge you for being more than a little choosy about whom you hire to help sell or buy it. Find an agent whose philosophy and methods align with your preferences.  Asking the right questions will help you gain insight into the agent's capabilities and personality. Of course, he or she should offer stellar references and be thoroughly familiar with your neighborhood. Bottom line is no matter the credentials, you should still feel comfortable with your agent and feel that they are looking out for you and your family's best interest. 


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