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Compass

2500 Bee Caves Building 3 Ste 200

Austin, TX 78746

Wendi Slaton Anderson

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When it’s time to buy a home, it’s also time to select a buyer’s agent to represent your interests in the all-important transaction. But how do you choose one? Here are some of the most significant questions to consider when interviewing your Buyer’s Representative. 


Experience & Credentials:

How long have you been a Real Estate Agent? What real estate designations or credentials do you hold?


References:

Can you share the name and contact details for three past buyer-clients who can provide references?


Representation:

Please explain what representation choices I have as a buyer. What is meant by fiduciary duties? Do you practice dual representation?


Services Provided:

Please explain how you will assist me at each stage of the transaction. Do you have a written buyer representation agreement that details our obligations to each other?


Compensation:

If I hire you as my agent, will I be subject to any additional costs in my transaction?


Finding Properties:

Do you have full access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Will you try to find suitable properties beyond the MLS?


Personal Support:

Will you handle all aspects of my transaction or will I be working with assistants? Who will be explaining the various forms, agreements, and steps required to reach closing?


Negotiating:

Will you counsel me on a negotiating strategy and appropriate contingencies? How will you package my offer to the seller?


Financing:

Will you provide guidance on affordability, mortgage options and how to choose a lender? Why should I consider becoming pre-qualified for a mortgage?


Related Service Providers:

Can you provide referrals to providers of other service related to my transaction, including home inspectors, surveyors, movers, etc.?


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