Real estate agent basics
Finding an agent
Finding the Right Real Estate Agent Matters
In 2021, 57% percent of first-time home buyers used an agent referred to them by a friend, neighbor or relative. That might be a totally great referral, if that friend, neighbor or relative bought a home within the past 12 months and had a great experience with their agent. But a lot has changed about the housing market, and as a first-timer, you want the right person to help you navigate it — not just someone your mom says is super nice. Our home and mortgage expert Kate Wood talks through everything you need to know about finding the right real estate agent.