Agent interviews: Do better than one and done!
Real estate pros urge buyers and sellers to interview at least two agents. Most people don’t — they’re one and done. Peter Boscas, a broker in Columbia, Maryland, offers these agent-hunting tips:
- Always ask an agent for a list of recent references.
- Ask each agent you’re considering how they plan to help you find the perfect home (for buyers) or market your home (for sellers)
- Note how an agent responds to your inquiry. Boscas says if an agent answers your initial request for information with a prompt, thorough and informative response, there is a good chance that agent will provide that type of service throughout the transaction.
- Ask the agents you’re considering to provide a list of their recent sales, not just a general number of sales or sales volume.