Good questions to ask a potential agent.
1. How many years have you been doing this?
2. How many closings have you actually done on this type of property in the last 2 years? Residential, Commercial, etc etc.
Years don’t mean shit.
I’ve done it for 5 or so years now and know more then agents who say “I’ve been doin this for 25 years this is the way it is”.
Some agents get stagnant and never learn the new shit, contracts change almost every year
Hence questions #2.
And yes I agree with you it isn't all encompassing but it is a good place to start.
Tbh it’s not.
“ I’m not sure the answer but I’ll find out and get back to you asap”
Call your broker, call your mentor, call another agent. Boom you have the answer
And I’ll give you a great example. I’d done RE for 2 years. Joined a team and my first lead was 1.5 mil in an armed guard community.
Called my trainer freaking out because it was so out of my wheelhouse.
“Call this agent”.
Called her, she gave me the run down on every builder in that community, how to even get in the gates, and things to look for that detract from value in that community.
I was under contract for 1.47 the next day.