"It's critical that you make the right decision about who will handle what is probably the single largest financial investment you will ever make."
Not all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying your home, you need some good information before you make any moves.
An agent can cost or save you thousands of dollars.
Picking an agent is one of those critical issues that can cost or save you thousands of dollars. There are very specific questions you should be asking to ensure that you get the best representation for your needs. Some agents may prefer that you don't ask these questions, since the knowledge you'll gain from their honest answers will give you a very good idea about what outcome you can expect from using them as an agent. And let's face it - in real estate, as in life - not all things are created equal.Hiring a real estate agent is just like any hiring process - with you on the boss's side of the desk. It's critical that you make the right decision about who will handle what since this is probably the single largest financial investment you will ever make.
How many families did you help last year?
Did you know that there are over 40,000 agents in Phoenix? The average agent sells 3 houses per year. We've helped over 100 families for each of the past two years. Because of our experience, we can see problems before they even arise.
What kind of warranty do you give your buyers? Will you buy it back or sell it for free?
Most agents ask for the seller to pay for a home warranty and that's it. They won't do anything more to protect you.
Do you have a list of properties that are unavailable to the general public?
The typical agent relies only on properties in the MLS. We have multiple sources of properties.
Are you going to force me to sign a long term contract? What if I decide you're not the right agent for me?
It is common practice for agents to tie up a potential home buyer for six months without any recourse. Is that something you're comfortable with?
Do you have a list of satisfied clients? Video testimonials?
Any legitimate professional will have proof that their clients are happy. Ask to see that proof.
If I buy a house with you, will you buy my house?
Because most agents only sell a few houses per year, they can't help all of their potential clients. We truly provide all solutions available to you, the client.