Your Realtor® is extremely important in what you are doing when you are purchasing a home. That’s why you need to interview them before you get started. Personal referrals to a Realtor are wonderful; homework done on the Internet, perfect. Watching their YouTube videos, like this one are great too. But you still want to interview the agent. You want to ask them: are they familiar with the area you are looking to move in? How long have they been doing real estate? Are they full time? How many transactions are they doing? How many transactions have they done in their experience? The reason that’s important is because with each of those experience milestones, every time they have a closing, they become more articulate at discussing with you and setting your expectations, they become better prepared to solve problems before they become a problem. So, yes, the experience of your Realtor® is very important. So please take time, interview your Realtor®, and as a buyer, take your time. It’s just, don’t go out with just a friend who has a real estate license, we all start somewhere. But you want to make sure your agent’s experienced.
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By Steve Bradley