Top Questions to ask!
TOP QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR POTENTIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT
The first steps in your house-hunting journey are finding a lender, getting prequalified for a loan and determining your budget. If you’ve done that and know how much you can spend, you’re ready to begin your search for a real estate agent who will represent your interests and help you become a homeowner.
Some buyers choose an agent before finding a lender — either way, it’s important to line up a team of professionals as soon as you’re ready to buy a home.
Once you’ve identified a few potential agents, you should interview them over the phone and then meet one or two in person.
What To Ask Your Potential Real Estate Agent
 How long have you been in business?
 How many transactions did you have last year?
 Are you experienced working with first-time home buyers?
 Can you explain the buying process?
 Can you tell me about the state, local and federal programs for first-time home buyers?
 What neighborhoods do you specialize in?
 What price range do you usually work in?
 Can you provide me with a list of references?
 What is the fastest way for me to reach you if I have a question or think I have found a home to buy?
 How often should I expect to hear from you while I am looking for a home?
 Will you be able to give me advice about future home maintenance or improvement projects that could help my house retain its value?
You’ll be spending a lot of time with your agent and trusting that he or she will represent your interests, so it’s important to take your time to find the right person.