Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers


Interview Your Agent-Employee

Posted in Choosing a Realtor,Due Diligence,Realtor's Job by Jeff Dowler on March 19, 2007

for-sale-sign.jpgHaven’t made a decision yet as to who to use  in the purchase of your new home? It’s probably time that you decide, before you get too far down the road.

I’ve talked about Buyer Representation (Buyer Agency) in the past. I hope I’ve convinced you that it is an important aspect of the buying process that you should consider carefully. Sellers have agents represent them, why not buyers?

So, assuming that you are going to hire an agent to represent YOUR interests, how do you do this?

Let’s use an analogy. You are the CEO (or COO, if you prefer) of your company – First Home Buyer, Inc. You are in charge of making a major acquisition – your new home. Pretty important decision. So, as the CEO you need to making a critical hiring decision – so you need to interview your agent-employee.

There are two parts to this discussion. The first, to understand why you should have a Buyer Representation Presentation(i.e., the interview); the second, to learn what sort of things to expect in the process and how to go about it.

Read more about Part 1 on The Buyer Presentation: How do You Benefit?

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  1. […] Furthermore, if you DO find a home you like and want to purchase, having a REALTOR already in place will make it that much easier. You will have already discussed the purchase process and will know what to do next in the process. And you won’t have to quickly find someone to help you that you don’t know and feel comfortable with [read more on interviewing and selecting an agent to help you]. […]


  2. […] Furthermore, if you DO find a home you like and want to purchase, having a REALTOR already in place will make it that much easier. You will have already discussed the purchase process and will know what to do next in the process. And you won’t have to quickly find someone to help you that you don’t know and feel comfortable with [read more on interviewing and selecting an agent to help you]. […]


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