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10 Questions to Ask A Real Estate Agent

  1. How long have you worked in real estate, and how long have you been licensed?

  2. Are you a REALTOR®? What professional designations do you have, and what special skill sets do they certify?

  3. Do you work alone, or do you have an assistant or support staff to handle different parts of the transaction?

  4. How often will we be in touch during the searching and buying process? Can I look at homes without you?

  5. What makes you stand out among your peers? Are there past clients who will serve as references for you?

  6. If I am not satisfied with your performance, can I terminate our agreement?

  7. Will you act as a buyer-broker or do you represent the seller?

  8. How will you get paid? May I have that in writing?

  9. How many homes have you found for buyers in the past six months?

  10. How many other buyers are you currently working with?

Also check out PATH's Tip of the Month on choosing a real estate agent.

Content updated on 7/31/2007

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