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Questions To Ask A Prospective Realtor


            When you buy or sell a home, you want to work with a real estate agent who has the experience and expertise to handle a complex property transaction with a minimum amount of stress.  When choosing a Realtor, you should look for technical competence and interpersonal skills.

            Ask prospective Realtors several questions.  How long have you been in the real estate business?  How do your professional services differ from those of your colleagues? Do you have a principal broker/owner who works closely with you and serves as a backup person if you are not available?  Keep in mind that there are no "right" answers to these questions.  You are looking for practical information and trying to sense whether you want the Realtor to represent you in the transaction. Don't rule out a less-experienced agent who brings energy and enthusiasm to the job.  You want personalized professional service from someone whom you can trust to lead you through the process.