Eight important questions to ask your agent

Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent:

  +   Why did you become a real estate agent?
  +   Why should I work with you?
  +   What do you do better than other real estate agents?
  +   What process will you use to help me find the right home for my particular wants and needs?
  +   What are the most common things that go wrong in a transaction and how would you handle them?
  +   What are some mistakes that you think people make when buying their first home?
  +   What other professionals do you suggest we work with and what are their credentials?
  +   Can you provide me with references or testimonials from past clients?