New folks move to North Carolina - seemingly daily. So - how do you choose a real estate broker?
Notice - I said Real Estate Broker - Not Realtor. A Realtor must be in a Broker (in NC), but all brokers may NOT be a member of the National Association of Realtors.
Among the stampede of newcomers are people who are new to the real estate industry. Perhaps s/he has purchased a property before (or not). So - wouldn't you want to take your time and interview the person who will help you make one of the biggest purchases ever?
Yes - referrals are nice. But know this: a referral usually costs the Buyer (or Listing Agent) a portion of their commission. So - the work performed on behalf of the referring person may have been more generous - and different.
Not necessarily lackluster. Just - different.
BTW: Are you asking about experience? Is s/he working in a team? Will the same Buyer Agent who shows you the property be the same person with you throughout the entire purchasing process?
Maybe - you should ask....