Want to start investing in real estate? 6 questions to ask realtors before hiring them!!

Want to start investing in real estate? 6 questions to ask realtors before hiring them!!

When interviewing potential real estate investors, it’s essential to ask questions that reveal their experience, strategy, and alignment with your goals. Here are five important questions you should probably ask them:


  • Do you invest in real estate yourself? This question helps you understand their background and expertise in real estate investment, whether it’s short-term rental or long-term rental. I personally do not want to work with a realtor that doesn’t actually invest in real estate. I have worked with realtors that own real estate and do not and I could tell a difference. 
  • How long have you been a realtor for? While being in any field for a long time does not automatically mean that someone knows everything but it’s important to gauge the realtor’s experience level and how they’ve navigated both successes and challenges. 
  • What is your investment strategy, and how do you adapt it to different market conditions? Every investor has a unique approach. Understanding their strategy gives you insight into how they make decisions and whether their approach aligns with your goals and risk tolerance. 
  • How do you stay informed about the real estate market, and what trends do you currently see impacting investments? This question assesses their market knowledge and how they stay updated. It’s crucial that they understand current trends and how these might affect your investment. 
  • How do you communicate with your clients about their investments, and what kind of reporting can I expect? That’s a huge one. Clear communication is key in any investment relationship. This question will help you understand how they will keep you informed about your investment. Some deals need to be done quickly. You need to know how available and efficient your realtor will be. 
  • How do you assess and manage risks in real estate investments? Understanding their approach to risk management is vital. It will help you evaluate if they are cautious, balanced, or aggressive in their investment style and whether that matches your comfort level with risk. Some realtors may be pushy. Be firm and clear as far as whether or not you are looking for cash flow or appreciation on a deal.


This post is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute tax, investment, or legal advice. If you are seeking such advice, you should seek the assistance of a qualified professional.

Caroline Clerisme, DMD

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