Tips for Choosing A Buyer’s Broker  

The most important thing you can do when buying a home is to choose the right real estate broker before you even start looking. Here are questions you should consider asking before selecting a broker:

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  • How long have you been representing buyers as a buyer’s broker?
  • Do you, or the company you are with, take listings? Do you practice dual representation?
  • Is most of your business in listing properties or in assisting buyers?
  • Will you try to sell me one of your listed properties before you show me listings from other real estate companies?
  • Do you have information about For Sale By Owner properties?
  • May I have the names and phone numbers of three to six of your most recent buyer customers?
  • What is your commission? Or do you have hourly rates or a set fee?
  • Will there be a written agreement?
  • Do you have a list of vetted home inspectors, insurance agents, and reputable lenders for me to consider?
  • How will you help me save money?
  • Specifically, how will you protect my interests and why should I hire you rather than another broker?
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