Here are a few questions you should ask when interviewing your Cary real estate buyer agent.
This is a general question that will lead you to the other important ones, but it is the crux of the interview. The buyer's agent you hire should be one that can demonstrate to you what actions he or she will take to help you reach your goals.
Buyers should expect Cary real estate agents working for them to have a plan to help them find the right house that meets their needs and should look for resources available to the agent such as access to objective information about each property you look at, access to professionals to help with the inspection process, negotiating skills and more.
It’s very important for an agent to have the time to devote to your house hunting needs. For example, if the agent has lots of Cary listings, make sure you're comfortable with the time they'll have for you. On the other hand, if they have few listings or sales, ask them how their lack of experience can be overcome.
This is really an important one. Often, the success and overall satisfaction with your Cary real estate transaction will depend on regular communication with your real estate agent. Your Cary Realtor should be willing to agree to the frequency of contacts with you throughout your relationship and should stick to it.
For buyers, choosing a price range is key to your Cary home search and buyers should expect agents to look for homes that are in the range the buyer is comfortable with, not merely what they can qualify for. Good communication about the buyer's overall needs will help insure that this will happen.
It is important to know how offers are presented and negotiated, what happens in the escrow process, the kinds of inspections that will be expected, estimated costs, and any potential problems that could come up. If you are aware of what could happen, and most importantly, if your agent is aware, problems will more likely be avoided.
Most successful real estate agents devote time to continuing education and sometimes to attain real estate designations. The educated practitioner will know more about the laws and practices affecting your transaction. Commitment to education also indicates a higher degree of professionalism.
Buyers need to know up-front what the agent will do for them — in as much detail as possible. At the same time, you need to know what your recourse is if the agent drops the ball. How your relationship with your buyer's representative can be terminated should be discussed so there are no surprises.
Once you sign a Exclusive Buyers Agent Contract, you should expect the following "fiduciary" representation:
These responsibilities are not up for debate but are mandated by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Number of sales is important but reputation is equally so. Get references!
Are these homes similar to the homes on your wish list. Find out how well the agent knows the areas that you are considering.
Ask to be shown one house. See how the agent shows it to you and how comfortable your rapport is. Is he or she showing you the kind of home in Cary you're looking for? Evaluate what kind of information the agent is able to give you. Are they a true Cary neighborhood expert?
If you are ready or if you just want to see if we are a good fit, email or call us here at LG Real Estate.