Realtors begin their
professional relationship with buyers by asking a lot of questions about the
buyer's personal and financial situation. The answers to these questions will
give the Realtor a clear idea about their housing needs and price range. It is a
waste of time for a Realtor to show a buyer homes they can't afford, and it can
be depressing to consider unrealistic possibilities. In order to do a great job
for you, your Realtor needs to have some basic information about your income,
debts, and the amount of cash you have available for a purchase. Your agent also
needs to know something about your lifestyle. How large is your family? Where do
you work? Do you have school-age children? Do you enjoy entertaining? What
hobbies would you like to accommodate?
The Realtor who helps you find your new home in
town will get to know you very well, so it is very important that you feel
comfortable with that person and free to communicate openly.