How to Choose the Right Realtor

What steps should I take when looking for a realtor?

  1. Determine your needs and goals

  2. Research local real estate companies

  3. Interview potential realtors

  4. Evaluate and decide on the best fit


How can I find the best realtor for me?

  • Research internet resources to find realtor reviews, e.g. Yelp, Zillow, Trulia

  • Ask friends, family and coworkers for referrals

  • Visit open houses to meet realtors in context


How do you I know that they are the right realtor for me?

  • Strong listening skills

  • Interested in your needs

  • Strong knowledge of the area

  • Feels like a match based on their energy and personality

  • Listing presentation is clear, thorough and convincing

  • Demonstrates open and honest communication


Questions to ask a prospective realtor:

  • Why is this a good time to sell?

  • What are the best comps and why?

  • How will you get me top dollar for my home?  

  • How fast can it be done, and what factors will determine that?

  • Ask the agent about their sales history and past client testimonials.

5 Home Buying Myths

When is your first mortgage payment due?