August 21, 2018
Finding a real estate agent shouldn’t be so difficult. At Door, we’ve take the guesswork out of finding a great agent by creating this list of questions you should be asking your potential agent.
Ask About Their Experience
Door agents, while licensed to work on both the buy and sell side, specialize in one or the other. That means you get excellent service and expert advice for your needs, instead of a more generic approach.
Ask for References from Previous Clients
Agents should be able to provide you with references from clients they have recently worked with. If an agent refuses to provide references, that’s a red flag.
Ask about Certifications
Agents have the option to continue their education after completing their licensing requirements. Agents can pursue certifications in areas like VA loans, appraisals, senior real estate markets, international markets, etc. If you have a specialized need, ask your agent about their experience with your requirements.
Watch out for Agents who Work Real Estate as a Side Job
Real estate is not a part-time job, and it’s certainly not a hobby. When the major leagues draft players they look for the professionals who have honed their skills and practiced relentlessly– not the players who only play on the weekends. Your home is the largest investment you will ever make. Be sure you’re choosing a professional to represent your best interests.
Ask how well They Know the Area
In some markets the East side of the street may be worth significantly more than the West side due to desirability. If your agent isn’t familiar with the area, you could miss out on tens of thousands of dollars due to their oversight.
Ask About the Services They Offer
Depending on whether you are buying or selling a home, the types of services you need will differ. Ask your agent about the services you need, followed closely by the services they offer. Door real estate agents offer full service from staging to closing day for a flat rate of $5,000. Don’t be fooled into paying more for less. There are plenty of ways to save money when buying or selling a home. Did you know we saved our clients an average of $12,000 in 2017? Click the link below and find out more.