Selling your house is a big decision. It might be tempting to hire the first word of mouth recommendation you receive, but it will pay off for you to do some research. After all, your real estate agent will set the sale price for your home, market your home, show it to potential buyers, and walk you through the entire sales process. Speaking to friends and neighbors is a great way to get solid recommendations, but be sure to ask some of these questions below no matter who you interview.
What is your experience and education? A new agent might have a ton of time and be eager to get the house sold. A seasoned agent will know how to guide you through the process from start to finish and handle unexpected issues as they may arise.