Albuquerque Home Buyer Tips: Choosing a Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with Earth Origins Realty

If you are an Albuquerque home buyer, make sure to choose a Realtor with whom you feel comfortable with, listens to you, and responds to your home buying needs.  Questions to ask yourself are:

  • Do they return my email and calls in a timely manner?
  • Do they ask me detailed questions to learn about my "home priority list"?  And do they listen?
  • Are they familiar with and knowledgeable about the different communities in Albuquerque and surrounding areas like Corrales, Placitas, Rio Rancho, the East Mountains, and Bernalillo, NM?
  • Am I comfortable spending time with them?  (Because chances are you will be spending a lot of time in the vehicle and walking through homes with them!) 
  • Do I feel comfortable asking them questions and voicing my home buying needs?  Even if those questions seem basic or "obvious"?


Questions to ask a prospective Realtor are:

  • What kind of strategy do you have to find a home for me?
  • What background training, education, and experience do you have as a Realtor?  What about any other real estate related profession?
  • How often will you communicate with me?  By phone?  Email?
  • How does the real estate buying process work?  What steps do we take to make an offer and see it through closing?
  • What references can you provide?
  • Do you have the time to devote to my home buying search?
  • How familiar are you with different communities in Albuquerque and surrounding New Mexico communities?
  • How much understanding of the lending process can you share? 
  • What about knowledge of home construction and structural integrity?  How familiar are you with red flags, such as mold or indoor air quality concerns? 
  • How much time will you be committed to my home buying process?  How flexible are you with your schedule? 
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Great list of questions, Paul. Hopefully a lot of people will see that list and think of you.

May 03, 2010 05:56 PM #1
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Paul,

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HI Paul,

Just browsing for blogs on how people choose a REALTOR. Great post. Thanks!

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