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Top 3 Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent Now


Now that you have your Real Estate Agent chosen, there are a few questions that you need to ask them. These will help ensure that they can provide the service level and quality of service that is best for your needs as their client. Real Estate Agents can have a lot of clients, and sometimes they might not be able to answer the phone right away. You need someone who will pick up when you call or respond very quickly so that your needs aren't being ignored. Here are the top 3 questions that you can ask your Real Estate Agent:

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1. Will The Real Estate Agent Represent My Interests?

When you work with a Real Estate Agent they are required to represent your best interests at all times. They are required to disclose any information that they learn about you and provide advice based on how it will best meet your needs. If the Real Estate Agent learns anything harmful, such as a property defect of some kind, they must report these findings immediately so you can make an informed decision.

2. What Experience And Training Does The Agent Have?

Your Real Estate Agent should be able to tell you what experience they have in the real estate market. They will also need to provide proof of their education and training if any is required by your state for this profession. This is their chance to convince you that they are the right Real Estate Agent for you.

3. How Much Will The Agent Be Paid?

It is important to know how much Real Estate Agents get paid for the service they provide. Ask them what percentage of the selling price or dollar amount will be their fee and make sure that it is something you can afford. You may also consider asking this person if there are any additional charges, such as a transaction closing fee, which would raise your costs even more.

When you’re ready to buy a home, you must have all the knowledge and information necessary before making your final decision. These three questions should help guide your search for an agent who will represent your interests—from negotiating on price to helping with financing options. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today with us.


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