Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective.
Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent:
  1. How well do you know the local market?
  2. Can you provide me with a list of homes you have sold in this area?
  3. What do you do better than other real estate agents?
  4. What process will you use to help me find the right home for my particular wants and needs?
  5. What are the most common things that go wrong in a transaction and how would you handle them?
  6. How long have you been selling homes in this area?
  7. What other professionals do you suggest we work with and what are their credentials? 
  8. Can you provide me with references or testimonials from past clients?