3. Failing to Ask About The Agent’s Qualifications and Experience
It is also worthwhile to ask the Realtor questions about their expertise in the area of real estate. Questions about their length of time employed as a real estate agent, how long with the firm and any type of realty specialties they may have worked in are all important ones. Realtors will eagerly tell about any awards they have earned, and something such as national or regional ranking in sales means they have a successful record, which can be good for your success in having them on your side.
4. Settling Too Quickly
Another mistake to avoid is choosing the first person you come across. Some people are so anxious to buy or sell a home that they hear the name of somebody and immediately go with that agent without ever reviewing their options. This is a mistake. You owe it to yourself to shop around.
5. Ask Questions — Lots of Them — and Then Ask Some More
The final mistake that anyone shopping for an agent should steer clear of is being hesitant to ask the Realtors being interviewed enough questions. Some people feel as if they are being bothersome and do not want to ask too many questions about the fees, procedures, etc. Asking questions is the only way to really know if the potential Realtor is the best one to select for your home buying or home selling needs.