When you interview agents,
here are some important questions to ask, to determine how aggressively
agents represent their clients:
What is your philosophy as a Buyer’s Agent?
Why did you choose to practice Buyer’s Agency?
How long have you been working as a full-time agent?
How many years have you practiced Buyer’s Agency?
How many years has your company encouraged all of your agents to
practice Buyer’s Agency?
What do you usually do with your buyers before looking at properties?
What do you usually do with your buyers when picking areas to focus on?
What do you usually do with your buyers regarding the market they look in?
How do you work with your buyers prior to looking at properties, reviewing
areas and understanding market conditions?
What do you usually do with your buyers regarding the home they like?
What do you usually say to your buyers regarding property conditions?
How do you go about looking at properties to show your buyers?
How long do your buyers usually take to purchase?
How often do you find your buyers in a competing situation? How successful
are your buyers in those situations?
Do you normally show your clients all sold activity in the neighborhoods?
What do you feel we should know about the Purchase and Sale Agreement?
What do you feel we should know about deferred maintenance and structural
How many transactions have you closed as a Buyer's Agent?
Where do your Buyers usually come from?
Trust your instincts in this process. Our attitude is
this: Assume that the process will be without challenges, but make your
choices based upon who you would like to have on your team if the going
were to get tough. Always pick your team based upon who you would like on
your team if you had to go to guns with anyone else and you will never get
caught sideways in a compromising situation!