How to choose a broker

Here are several points to consider when looking for a professional and reliable real estate broker:

 

  1. Obtain recommendations from friends and business associates.
  2. Check the reputation of the brokerage firm.
  3. Look for a broker who is familiar with the area you want to live in.
  4. Visit the agency website and the broker's web page.
  5. Note the "For Sale" signs in neighbourhoods you'd like to live and jot down the key information.
  6. Ensure the real estate broker you choose is someone you feel comfortable with - someone who listens to your needs and is genuinely interested in helping you find the right home.
  7. Verify the broker's knowledge of the housing market and financing options that may be available to you.
  8. Ask your real estate broker what he(she) can offer you.