Finding the best Buyer Agent for YOU – 7 Questions

How do you find the best buyer agent for you? We recently wrote about what to look for in a buyer agent. We highlighted the qualifications that ALL BUYERS need in a buyer agent – whether they know it or not! Now we’ll go a step further, and show you how to sort through the good buyer agents to find the one who is the best buyer agent FOR YOU.

The key is – of course – FIT. In addition to being a highly qualified buyer agent, you’ll want to know how an agent fits your personal needs; how will it be for YOU to work with the agent. Below are seven fit-related questions that need to be answered. Some will help you clarify your preferences…what special qualities should your ideal agent have. Other questions need to be answered by the agent.

OPEN HOUSE QUESTIONS – Condo Apartments

Open Houses are a great opportunity to gather information about properties that are for sale. In a recent post, we suggested questions to ask at open houses for single family homes. Here is a list of questions for you to ask at open houses for condos. They are specifically for apartment-type condos (i.e. those in a condo association building as opposed to townhouse condos).

MLS listing sheets have data fields to accommodate detailed information about each property. It’s a good idea to review the sheet carefully – either in MLS reports you get from your agent or from the agent at an open house. That way, you won’t waste your limited face-to-face with the open house agent asking for information that you already have in writing. The questions below aren’t covered in the standard MLS data fields.

Boston 2018 – Real Estate Roundup

Here are snapshots of real estate activity in selected Greater Boston Area communities for 2018: Newton, Needham, Roslindale, and West Roxbury. You can see how some key indicators in 2018 compare to 2017 activity. Specifically, there are graphs that show the number of houses sold for each of the two years, the average sale price, and the average days on market, We’ll also take a quick peek – before we close – at anticipated activity in 2019.