When making the decision to buy or sell your home, it is important to hire a Real Estate expert you can trust and depend on to get the job done. There are hundreds of companies in Florida and several thousand agents in the Tampa Bay area. So how do you know which one to choose to best suit your needs? Just as you would interview anyone you hire, be certain to interview your potential Real Estate agent. Here is a list of some general interview questions you need to ask to ensure your real estate buying or selling experience is a good one.
As in any other industry, learn who you are doing business with by asking who they have done business with in the past. A good Real Estate agent will have references upon request. If they have trouble producing references, this may be a good reason to keep looking for another agent.
There are so many ways to market your home these days, be sure you are getting the most advertising possible. The majority of buyers find your home first on the internet, so be sure your agents brokerage has a strong web presence and internet marketing.
This will vary from market to market but typically should be less than 30 days. This shows the agents competency and eagerness to close transactions.
All of these are important questions when interviewing a Real Estate agent. Be sure that the Real Estate agent is a full time with good references. You will be trusting one of your largest investments to whomever you hire, so make sure you see eye to eye. This will ensure that your transaction goes smoothly whether you are the buyer or seller!