3 Questions you must ask before you can decide which Real Estate Professional to Hire:

When you are thinking about selling your home or buying a house, you might consider hiring a professional in the real estate market.  You will want someone that is knowledgeable in their field of practice and also the best at what they do.

Check the online real estate websites for the areas that you are interested in buying a home or where the home you want to sell is situated.  On the website, there should be a review page where you can look at what clients say about the company’s service and personnel.  Make a shortlist of the persons you think to interview, and then also ask family and friends if they have someone that they can recommend.

3 Questions that should ask a Real Estate Professional:

  1. What kind of education do you have and what type of experience can you claim?

Experience is not always counted in the years that you have been in business but also in what type of properties you can handle, how many of the homes had been bought or sold where you were accountable, and how many in the past year.  You can find out about other skills or expertise they might have by asking what type of houses they mostly work with, brand new or older.  The same goes for selling and buying a house.

Educational requirements must be met by all professionals and is ongoing.  You learn throughout to combat all the changes in a very changeable market.  Additional skills can be beneficial to help in buying or selling a property.

  1. Do you have other clients you work with at the moment? How many other clients?

It should not really be a concern and there is no wrong or right answer to this question.  It will only give you a good idea of how much time there might be available for your requirements.  Too many clients can be good referral but also minimise the time available for each client.

  1. What type of Services is all included?

It is important to know what you can expect and you need to discuss this beforehand.  When selling a house, will an open house event be held?  Will there be photos taken by a professional?  What type of advertising is going to be used?  You must discuss your particular needs and your expectations with your representative to find out if they will be able to provide the services.

There are many more questions and answers you can prepare to ask, but, the most important will always be if you and this person can understand each other, work out any problems there might be, and negotiate a plan that will work for both parties.