Homeownership is considered a crucial part of the American dream by 75% of non-homeowners, and 90% of current homeowners agree. However, homebuying is a complex process. This is where a real estate agent can help you navigate every stage of the transaction. To ensure you find the right Realtor®, ask these questions before hiring them.
What to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before Hiring
1. What is your experience in real estate?
Get to know a Realtor's credentials by asking them about their industry experience. How long have they been selling homes? Do most of their sales involve representing buyers or sellers? How many homes have they helped buyers close on? Their answers will make you feel comfortable and confident, knowing that a professional is overseeing your homebuying process.
2. What areas do you specialize in?
Some agents have a specific region where they focus their work, which makes them expert sources in their chosen areas. Other Realtors have a broader region of clients. If you know the exact community or neighborhood you want to live in, choose an agent who specializes in that area. If you're open to looking across a wider expanse to see various homes that fit your needs and goals, consider an agent with a larger focus.
3. How will we communicate?
Clients have different preferences when it comes to keeping in touch. A first-time homebuyer may want regular updates, while someone looking for an investment property or second home might request less-frequent check-ins. State your wishes clearly and preferred modes of communication — such as phone calls, emails, texts, or any combination. Look for an agent who is willing to accommodate you and make you feel at ease at every step of the process.
When you need a skilled, experienced real estate agent, trust Amber Lube-Harrison, Keller Williams Realty Concord/Kannapolis. Serving Kannapolis, NC, and the surrounding communities, Amber is your local real estate connection. She will guide you at every step of the sale, from the initial home search to the final closing and beyond. To explore current listings, call Amber at (704) 577-5966 or Leaurel Lube at (704) 467-0685.