3 important questions to ask when choosing and agent to represent you as a Buyer or Seller.
1) Do you live here yourself?
An agent who lived in the neighborhood or area day in and day out is likely to be more up to date on what is going on in the area.
2) What do you do, beyond what is provided through your company, to generate business?
It may be important to know if the agent is taking the initiative to build his/her business, or if they are just relying on minimal marketing provided by their company to bring them business.
3) Is selling real estate your only line of work, or is there another job that you do “Full Time”?
If an agent is split between 2 careers, or worse one career & one hobby (where real estate is the hobby) then that agent may not have the time available to be there when you need them or they may be more interested in their “real job” to give you the attention that you deserve.