Buying your first home is an exciting experience. One of the most important steps you can take before house hunting is to make sure you find the right real estate agent to represent you. Serving residents in the Indianola, IA, area, the experienced professionals at EXIT Realty North Star understand the complexities of the home buying process.
If you’re a prospective first home buyer, the agents at EXIT Realty North Star have some tips about the questions you should ask when interviewing a potential real estate agent:
How Long Have You Been In The Real Estate Business?
There are a few factors to consider when deciding between a brand new or seasoned real estate agent. While new real estate agents are licensed, they don’t have the knowledge or the connections that an experienced real estate professional holds. However, a new agent will typically have fewer clients and therefore more time to concentrate on you.
How Much Are Your Fees?
Real estate agents typically charge the seller a percentage based on the final sale price however, all real estate fees can be negotiated, so ask the agent about their fees right off the bat. If you find that the agent isn’t willing to be flexible, you might want to search for someone new.
How Many Clients Are You Already Working With?
While your agent will never be working with solely one client, when buying a home, you should seek a professional that can give you personal attention. Many agents are able to balance working with several buyers at one time, but they should give you their undivided attention when they’re with you.
Whether you’re hunting for your dream home or selling a house, the real estate professionals at EXIT Realty North Star have the expertise and training to guide you every step of the way. Browse online to see their real estate listings, or call (515) 962-5686 to speak with an agent and learn more about their real estate services.