There is nothing wrong with interviewing a few candidates to determine who will be the best fit as the position of being your REALTOR®. Past representatives, referrals, friends/acquaintances, or REALTORS® whom you have met an open house or through networking are all great choices as candidates.
Once you have a list of people that you would like to consider, check out their online presence. If you want a REALTOR® who is keeping up with the ever changing media scene, then this is a very important step. This also gives you the chance to get to know them from a distance without feeling as if you are taking up their time.
Next steps would be to schedule a meeting. Ask the REALTOR® to show you their listing presentation and/or information about how they work with Buyers. Don’t be afraid to ask what they do to go above and beyond their duties as a REALTOR®. Their answers to this and other questions that you may have should sit well with you and make you feel excited to move forward rather than stressed or confused.
You want someone to work hard for you, but there is really no way of knowing for sure if they will until you hire them. In order to get to that step, you do have to take a small leap of faith and go with what feels right. Hopefully these suggestions will help you feel more comfortable about that leap!
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