Here are just a few questions to consider asking:

1. Can you tell me about your real estate experience?

2. How familiar are you with the area where I want to live?

3. Do you work part-time or full-time as an agent?

4. Do you have additional training or advanced real estate education?

5. What should I expect when working with you?

6. What kind of information will you provide me on the homes and neighborhoods I'll be looking at?

7. Can you provide references from at least three buyers you've worked with in the past six months?

8. How will current market conditions affect my home sale?

9. What resources will you use to help me find the right home?

10. How will you communicate with me throughout the process?



Once you find an agent, communicate your price range from the start, along with the types of properties and neighborhoods you'd like to look at (and what you'd like to avoid). This will help your agent select properties that most closely match your preferences.