|when interviewing agents There's a lot of questionable advice out there, from "personal finance experts" on TV or from friends and family. They tell you: Interview 3 or 4 or 5 agents, then pick one. When somebody tells me that's what they're going to do, I ask:
"What criteria are you going to use, to compare them, judge them, and pick one?"
Many admit: They don't know.
They are going to spend 3, 4, 5 evenings interviewing different real estate agents with no pre-determined way to pick the one they will ultimately trust to handle one of the biggest and most important financial events of their life!
Let me give you a comparison, you may or may not know. When a company decides to hire someone for an important job, let's say one that costs the company $100,000.00 or $200,000.00 a year, they have a pre-determined set of questions - a set criteria - they will use to judge the people they interview. They know in advance what they are looking for. To do otherwise is to play 'Blind Archery', and that's dangerous!
They NEVER interview a bunch of people and go with the one they "like". Or rely on "He or she seemed nice." No. They use reason and logic.
Well, you are hiring someone to do a very important job for you.
You should NOT play 'Blind Archery'.
You need to know in advance the kind of agent you want. The things that are most important to you. The smart questions to ask.