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3.Whatisyouraveragelist-price-to-sales-priceratioAgoodagentshouldbeabletogetyouagoodpurchasepriceforthehomeyouarebuying.Askthemabouttheirtrackrecord.Unlessthereisashortageofhomestochoosefromagoodagentshouldbeabletonegotiateapricethatislowerthanlistpriceforbuyers.4.WhatisyourmarketingstrategyAsabuyeritx19shelpfultoknowhowyouragentexpectstohelpyoufindahome.Beingagoodagentmeansmorethanjustaccesstomultiplelistingservices.WilltheytakethetimetodetermineyourneedsandwantsbasedonyourbudgetFindoutiftheyplantopreviewhomesinyourpricerangeordesiredarea.HavetheyworkedinthearealongenoughtounderstandthevaluesandsalestrendsAnotherimportantquestionistodeterminehowtheagenthandlesmultipleoffers.AretheyhardnegotiatorsWilltheybeabletogetthesellerstoaccept5.CanyouprovidereferencesReferencesareagreatwaytofindoutthestrengthsandweaknessesofyouragent.Aprofessionalagentshouldencourageyoutocallthereferenceswithadditionalquestions6.WhatpercentageofyourbusinesscomesfromreferralsReferralsarethebreadandbutterforrealestateagents.Ifanagentiscompetentandhasagoodhistoryofprovidingqualityservicethenalargeportionoftheirbusinesswillcomefromsatisfiedclientswhospreadtheword.7.HowwillyoucommunicatewithmeandhowoftenIfyouareexpectingtospeakwithyouragentdirectlyallthroughthebuyingprocessbesuretodiscussthisatthebeginningofyourrelationship.Somerealestateagentsprefertolettheirassistantscommunicatewithyou.Thatmaybeacceptablebutitx19simportanttoknowupfront.8.WhatdistinguishesyoufromyourcompetitionThereareliterallythousandsofrealestateagentswaitingforthechancetohelpyoupurchaseahome.Findoutwhatseparatesyourchoicefromthecrowd.IsitthattheyarehonestandtrustworthyAretheyexcellentnegotiatorsDotheymakethemselvesavailable9.WillyouhelpmefindotherprofessionalsQualityagentsusuallyhaveastrongnetworkofpeopletowhomtheycanreferclientssuchasrealestatelawyershomeinspectorsmortgagebrokersandlenders.Findoutifyouragentcansaveyouthetimeandworryaboutlocatingatrustedprofessionalbysuggestingpeoplewhotheyknowandtrust.10.WillyoupersonallyhandlethebuyingnegotiationsYouwanttoworkwithanagentwhoiscommittedtoyourdealandwhowillbetheonewhopersonallyhandlesyournegotiations.Someagentslettheirassistantshandlethesubmissionofpurchaseoffersandthatisnx19tgoingtohelpyouinatightsituation.11