The NY Times published a pretty legit article this AM entitled "Is My Broker Legit?"

They mentioned a couple of quick hits:

  1. Make sure the broker is licensed
  2. Expect a contract
  3. Google them
  4. Get a referral
  5. An agent asking for cash is a red flag

But you all know that this is just the beginning. Don't stop there. You'll also want to know:

  1. Have they worked in the neighborhood before?
  2. Do they have experience in that price range?
  3. What was the last property they bought or sold that was similar?
  4. Do they know neighborhood pricing trends?
  5. Are they currently representing clients similar to you?

A home purchase or sale is a big deal - don't stop with the easy questions. 

Need some more advice? Check out our free guide 5 Questions You MUST Ask Your Agent.