Don’t Hire a Realtor Without Asking These Questions First


If you’re in the process of interviewing agents to represent you, there are several questions you can ask them before hiring them that will give you a good idea of whether they’re the right fit.

If you’re interviewing a real estate agent to represent you, what questions should you ask them?

The answer depends on whether you’re a buyer or a seller, but in general, there are two specific subjects you should ask about: what their experience level is and how they plan on communicating with you.

Before I go any further, remember that the agent themselves should be asking you about 80% of the questions when you meet with them. They should ask you about your motivation, what’s important to you, etc.

That being said, here are some other important questions you should ask an agent when interviewing them:

  1. What’s your approach? (I.e., do they approach a potential home sale or purchase with a team or as a single agent?)

  2. How many clients do you serve in a given year?

  3. How many listings do you currently have?

"Your goal is to look for a connection with the agent."

Typically, sellers look for agents who can sell their home for the highest possible price and for the least amount of hassle. Buyers, on the other hand, typically look for someone they can connect with. 

In any case, you’ll probably want to interview multiple agents before picking one. The typical home seller only interviews one or two agents before they pick one. Whether you’re buying or selling, you should interview however many agents it takes to make sure you’re getting the right person for the job. 

As always, if you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to assist you. 

Dan Rochon

Dan Rochon is an Associate Broker in VA, Broker in MD; Owner of Rochon Investments, LLC; Owner and Co-founder of and Owner of other Joint Ventures as well as a real estate principles instructor at Moseley Real Estate Schools.

As a real estate sales agent, Dan and his team are consistently top producers in their marketplace and provide solutions for their clients. Through their investing company, Dan and Traci Rochon have been investing in residential and commercial real estate ventures for more than the past decade.

Dan and his wife Traci are frequent speakers and are often quoted in media stories about the current real estate market. The Rochon's have been featured on The Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, WTOP News, Voted as The Best of DC Real Estate Agent in the Washington City Paper Readers Poll, and more...