Are you a savvy homebuyer who has asked your real estate agent for references? That’s a great first step, especially in Canada, where there are approximately 120,000 agents out there and choosing can be a challenge. Knowing what to ask, however, can be trickier. Start with these:
What stands out to you about their service?
This is a question where specifics really matter. There are hundreds of thousands of agents buying and selling homes in Canada, so you want to pick one that really goes above and beyond. Have they helped skilfully navigate a high-stakes bidding war? Have they found a hidden gem before it went on the market?
How easy are they to communicate with?
In Canada’s hot market, real estate moves fast. You want an agent who responds to calls and emails promptly and understands that time is of the essence when scheduling showings and submitting offers.
Would you work with them again?
A reference might be honest and positive about their buying or selling experience, but a major indicator of a great agent is whether the reference would go out of their way to use their services again. This is especially true in Canada’s saturated market of real estate agents.