Anyone ever wonder who you should interview and how many interviews a consumer should complete before choosing an agent? In the Chicagoland area, there are a plethora of agents looking for business and each appearing to be qualified to complete the task of selling a home or taking consumers out to find a new home.
In my experience, it seems as if the interview with an agent is quite simple, yet the decision-making process is quite a task (especially if there is a co-owner/co-buyer in the process). At face value, every agent is nice and usually comes with a manual or documentation of what services they provide (bio, services, committment/mission/values, and marketing plan, etc.). From a consumer stand-point, how can you really be sure that you are choosing the right agent per your objective and needs?
The easy answer is "go with who you feel more comfortable with..". True, but what else should consumers be asking in an interview, not to mention what are realistic demands that a consumer should ask an agent to adhere to? Does it matter if the agent is part of large subsidiary (Remax, Coldwell Banker, B&W, etc.) or is it specific to the agent themselves?