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Top 5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Realtor

The home buying process is sometimes overwhelming – especially for first-time buyers. That’s why finding the right agent and asking the right questions is an essential part of your home-buying journey. Vetting realtors and seeking the perfect fit in an agent is just as important as finding the perfect home. 

According to Zillow, there are a variety of questions you should be asking when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Here are the top five answers we think you need.

  1. How well do you know the neighborhood?

Hiring an agent who knows the area, makes all the difference when buying or selling. The right agent for you will be able to tell you the market value of neighborhoods, climate of the community, and where you’ll be able to make the most of your money. 

  1. What can your services do for me?

Different services come with different listings. Its important to understand the exact responsibilites your agent promises to fulfill. As a standard, most services include an MLS Listing of your home, comparative market analysis, showing assistance, and general advice about the home buying or selling process. 

  1. How will you market my home?

If you are selling, marketing the home to potential buyers can be a huge advantage to making the sale. Make sure you ask if there will be a professional photographer to snap the photos, a listing description, and if it will be shared to social media where the masses will be able to view the home’s availability. 

  1. Will your communication style work for me?

Finding an agent who communicates easily, may be one of the most important parts of the process. Maybe you are more of take-charge kind of person. Or you might be looking for an agent to lead the way. Either way, making sure the communication between you and your agent matches up decreases the risk of conflict and miscommunication – the last thing a client wants when making a large investment or change in their lives. 

  1. Do you have experience with buyers/sellers in my situation?

Every buyer or seller has a unique situation. Whether it is moving abruptly across the county or purchasing the perfect, party-worthy beach house, your agent should be able to handle your situation with tact and efficiency. 

If you’re ready to start asking these questions to potential realtors, there are resources such as Zillow’s checklist that can be found here.


Published by The Real McCoy Group | Coldwell Banker Realty  (302) 539-1777

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