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Real Estate Agent

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Reality Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Real Estate Agent, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Real Estate Agent commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Real Estate Agent? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Reality Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Real Estate Agent - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Reality Service at a fair price?Compile a list of support services and service outcomes (see the following section) that you require. Interview at least 2 qualified Real Estate Agents for the work. Sign a written contract that protects your options and interests.
What should I expect to pay for Reality Service?Most Reality Service is performed on a commission basis. The commission fees are commonly calculated as a percentage of the total transaction amount and are due when the service is completed.
Do I need to use a licensed Real Estate Agent for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Real Estate Agent must be licensed to provide most Reality Services. To check a Real Estate Agent's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Real Estate Agent for my project?Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Reality Service.
Does my Real Estate Agent need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Reality Service.

Real Estate Agent - Services

A Real Estate Agent can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Reality Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Real Estate Agent - Finding and Hiring

Not every Real Estate Agent has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Real Estate Agent matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Real Estate Agent to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

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