For so many looking to buy a home, there isn't really a clear place to start. The process can be confusing and stressful at times. The first thing to do is to find a Buyer's Agent to help guide you through the process. Not all real estate agents are created equal. A great Buyer's Agent will save you a TON of time, money, and hassle. But how do you select an agent to work with? We recommend interviewing at least 3 agents prior to starting the home buying process. When interviewing these agents, there are 5 CRITICAL QUESTIONS that you should be asking them to make sure you are getting the best representation possible. Not asking these questions could cost you time, money, frustration, and even your dream home!
Question 1: What is your availability like?
Houses are moving quick and if you can’t get in right away it could be gone by the time you can get into it if your agent has limited availability. Being able to get into that new listing the second it hits the market could be the key to snatching it up before other buyers have a chance to see it.
Question 2: If you are not available to show me a property do you have an agent that backs you up that can show me?
Great agents are busy and are usually working with multiple clients. If they are already booked and your dream house becomes available they should have someone that backs them up and can get you in right away.