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Tips for Windermere Home Buyers interviewing their Buyers Agent

Buying a Windermere home?  Interview your buyers agent!

Many Home Buyers will interview Buyers Agents before they hire a Windermere Buyers Agent  to work with...a excellent thing to do.  Lets face it having a relationship with a Windermere real estate buyers agent who is going to advise you on your most expensive purchase, is like dating...not everyone is a good fit for what you want.winderemere real estate

Here are some interview tips: 

1.  Find an agent who advertises themselves as a buyers agent.  Skip the "top producers" as they are focused on getting more listings and will hand you over to the newest member of their team....typically someone inexperienced.  You want someone that is experienced in the business of being a buyers representative.

2.  Ask hard questions...ask them how they would handle situations like:

  • Will they renegotiate a contract after inspections?
  • What will they do if the seller removes the refrigerator?
  • What will they do when you want to buy a house listed by their company? 
  • What will they do if the property does not appraise?
  • Ask them what clauses they will add to the contract to protect you?

Forget about asking them how many closings they had last year...that is irrelevant and does not prove competence.  Instead ask what percentage of their business was buyer representation? It is more important that they know how to read a contract, evaluate a property, negotiate for the lowest price and are savvy when solving problems.

Personality?  Do you want someone who is warm and fuzzy and knows all the stores in the mall?  or do you want someone capable of dispensing solid advice and having the backbone not to throw you under the bus when a conflict arises?  Your wallet will feel the difference.

A good buyers agent will ALWAYS have your back...don't settle for anything less...but if you are tired of interviewing real estate agents...call us to find a good Buyers Agent for you, anywhere in the US...407-539-1053

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsMike & Eve Alexander • May 02 2013 07:16AM

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Good morning, Eve....interviewing an agent is a very important task in order to hire the right one....this applies to both buyer and listing agents... we are listing agents and it's very important for buyers to have guidance from the right buyer's agent....everyone needs proper representation....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 5 years ago

Barbara:  I agree, and think that all consumers should interview their agents carefully, regardless if they are buying or selling.

Posted by Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 5 years ago
Good advice to interview those that you plan on working with; you definitely want their knowledge and expertise on your side.
Posted by Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer (Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida) over 5 years ago

This is some terrific advice on questions to ask a buyers agent to find out if they will be a good match to help them find their next home :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 5 years ago

Eve, these are great tips on interviewing. you do gain some respect with asking the hard questions.  

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" (1492 P&C AGENCY, LLC) over 5 years ago

Foxy Interiors: You are correct and "foxy" looking too.

Brenda:  I have been asked most all those questions...buyers are getting smarter about everything.

Frank:  Hard questions are the only ones that should be asked.

Thank you for the comments...

Posted by Mike & Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers (Buyers Broker of Florida ) over 5 years ago

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