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5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Buyer’s Agent

You wouldn’t buy a home without carefully researching the neighborhood, school district, or property values. A home is a major financial investment!

One of the biggest mistakes home buyers make is neglecting to do the same amount of research when choosing their buyer’s agent. Would you entrust your largest investment to a real estate agent with little experience?

You can avoid making this common home buying mistake by asking these important questions.

1. What Can You Tell Me About My Favorite Neighborhood?

homes in New Albany, Ohio's Lansdowne communityYour buyer’s agent should be the local expert. He or she can tell you how the neighborhood has changed over the years, where you can run errands near your home, and whether the local schools are excellent.

We have a wealth of knowledge about New Albany’s communities and the public school district. We even have a local directory of health clubs, childcare, parks, and fun things to do near your desired neighborhood.

2. Tell Me About Your Expertise with the Type of Home I Want.

There are important differences between buying an estate home and buying a patio home. Your buyer’s agent should not only be familiar with the type of home you want, but can also show you similar homes that fit your price and size range.

3. What is Your Negotiation Experience?

two professionals shaking handsNegotiations can be tricky. In such a stressful situation, having an experienced buyer’s agent on your side can bring you peace of mind and an agreeable compromise. The agents at Thomas & Company have unparalleled experience and success negotiating contracts.

4. How Have You Helped People in My Situation?

Whether you are relocating to New Albany or buying a larger home in your neighborhood, the right buyer’s agent has helped people like you through the transition. It’s also important to find a buyer’s agent who listens to your unique needs.

5. What is Your Current Relationship with Past Clients?

a realtor holding a house keyReviews from past clients are helpful when choosing the right buyer’s agent. But the best buyer’s agent keeps in contact with past clients long after closing and move-in day. Ask the Realtor about how he or she keeps in contact with former home buyers.

 Choose Thomas & Company for the Best Home Buying Experience

We are THE New Albany Experts. Our dedicated and experienced buyer’s agents will not only help you find the best home in New Albany, but also enjoy peace of mind about the entire process.

We are more than happy to answer these questions for you. Call us at 614.939.1234 and let’s talk.

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