September 25, 2022


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How to Select a Real Estate Agent

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For most people, the purchase of a house is their biggest financial decision. It is obvious that selecting a real estate agent should be a major decision. What factors should you consider when selecting a real estate agent to represent your interests?

The best and most reliable way to find out about a particular agent is through word of mouth. This information is trustworthy because it was not "spread" by an agent. The source of the information does not have any particular motivation other than to share his or her own experiences. You can get more information about real estate agents via

Interview more than one agent. Before you interview an agent, write down the most important things to you. These might include the location of freeways and commuter rail lines, your style of home, home age, proximity to schools, tax rates in your area, and any other items that may be important to you. You might also be interested in finding out if the agent has support staff that can assist with various aspects of transactions. A list of your priorities can help your agent find the right home for you and your family.

Ask the agent you are interested in for recommendations to other agents to meet with. A reputable agent will not hesitate to give you the names of other agents to consider. This information is likely to be provided by an agent you are comfortable doing business with.

You should also consider whether real estate is the agent’s main occupation, how many years of experience they have, and any designations that the agent may hold in the field.