How to Interview a Real Estate Agent
But if you follow this process, you'll be able to find an agent who will help you achieve success in this competitive housing market.
First, decide how you will meet with the agent. You can do this in-person at your home, the agent’s office, or a coffee shop. And if you're not feeling up to meeting in person right now, that’s totally fine, too! Most agents are more than happy to meet on Zoom so you can feel comfortable through the interview process.
Next, once you're at the interview, you need to do a vibe check. How is the agent making you feel? Do you think your personalities mesh well? And can you see yourself working with the agent in a long-term capacity? You and your agent will be spending a lot of time together, and they will guide you through some stressful moments, so it’s important that you can work well with them.
Then ask what this agent can bring to the table. Like everyone else, each agent has particular strengths and skills that have helped them become successful. You will want to make sure that these skills line up with what you're looking for.
And lastly, ask about their experience. Each real estate transaction is different and has its own intricacies. For example, if you're selling an inherited piece of property, you'll want to find someone with experience so they know what to expect. Make sure that the agent’s experience fits your situation.
I always recommend that you interview at least three real estate agents so you can find the agent who will work best for you and help you achieve your real estate dreams.
And if you want to set up an interview with me to see how I can help you buy or sell a home, just email and we'll get one set up!