Choosing a real estate agent

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When you’re ready to buy or sell a house, make sure you choose the real estate agent that’s best for you. Here’s what to look for:
  • Is the agent licensed and in good standing?
    Check Ohio licenses.
  • Does the agent have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
    The MLS provides the most accurate and up-to-date list of houses for sale.
  • Is real estate their full-time career?
    Part-time agents may not be able to accommodate your schedule.
  • Who does the agent represent?
    If the agent represents the buyer and the seller, while legal in Ohio, they may have a conflict of interest. Make sure your agent is looking out for your best interests.
  • Does the agent have references?
    Good agents should be able to provide you references to past happy clients.

A good real estate agent can make buying and selling your home a much smoother process.