Alan Harris


Eight Important Questions to ask your agent

Choosing the right professional real estate agent is a crucial part of your home buying experience. His or her expertise will eventually lead you to the home that you need in a fast, convenient and hassle free manner.


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

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