Top 10 Questions for your REALTOR®
One of our POM Realtors, Mary Aquino with Re/Max Legacy Realty, has provided us with the top 10 questions you should ask your REATLOR® when looking to buy property. It's important to make sure you are dealing with an agent who knows what they are talking about when you are making such a large purchase!
10. Are you familiar with the area?
Your real estate agent should know basic information about the neighborhood, surrounding neighborhoods, closest shopping options and what school system the property is in (a plus would be school ratings). They should also have knowledge of the safety/crime rate in the given area.
9. Ask for comps of particular area of interest
The value of any given property is often determined by similar homes in the same neighborhood. See what these houses were sold for in the last 12 months to make sure your budget matches up.
8. Ask about growth and decline of area.
Is this area booming? If so, the value of the home you want to buy might increase sooner rather than later. Or, are people moving out of the area due to economical decline or crime? Your REATLOR® should be able to help you with these questions, but make sure and do your own research, too.