I’m at a very exciting crossroads. We might be moving in the next few months. My husband is interviewing for a job in another state, and so far, we feel good about the whole situation.
For us, this means that we might have to sell our home. Yes, we could sell it ourselves without the help of a real estate professional to take a cut, but we also know that we don’t want to deal with the hassles associated with the whole process. Unfortunately real estate agent commissions are one of the hidden costs of owning a home.
And if we have to move before the home sells, I’d rather have a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate agent available to take care of everything while we’re trying to learn the ropes in a new city.
An alternative would be to rent out the house, but there are a lot of things to consider before becoming a landlord.
In order to make this work (if it really does come to it), I’ll need to “interview” potential agents. Here are 7 questions I plan to ask the real estate agents I consider during the vetting process: