Westchester County Real Estate Blog

4 Questions Agents Ask Other Agents When House-Hunting for Themselves

Real estate agents are perceptive. They’re trained to ask an array of thoughtful questions that most homebuyers may not think about when purchasing property — questions requiring insightful answers that can curtail costly mistakes. So what are the top items on a real estate agent’s list when she’s shopping for her own home? And what makes these questions important, especially in a seller’s market?

I got the inside scoop on what homebuyers should be asking to help them avoid surprises, ensure their comfort and happiness in their new home, and help protect their investment in the years to come.

“Why is the owner selling?”

Buyers should be acutely aware of the potential risks associated with their purchase, says Rachel King, a licensed associate real estate broker at Serhant on Long Island. For example, are the owners selling because they’re...