I usually suggest lining them up and have them walk on burning coal. Once they cross the other side, check their feet. If the feet are burnt, that's no good. If the feet are fine, they're probably right and honest.kulb wrote: ↑ I am in Mississauga Heartland area, looking to sell and buy bigger house in the near future. It been over 10 years since I bought my current house hence I am not sure what to expect in terms of paying commissions.
How do I go about finding the right & honest realtor? If I use the same realtor to sell and buy, how much should I expect to pay in commissions on sale of my house? On the buying transaction, how much cashback is typically offered?
But seriously, talk to a few - maybe your friends/family have some recommendation or you can reach out the realtors here. You can read their reviews, ask for references, ask how they work and anything else you feel you'd like to know. Once you feel comfortable enough with someone, then consider working with them. If they are sincere, reciprocate that sincerity.
You'll probably get various quotes from different realtors but since you're looking to work with someone new then I'd suggest keeping the two transactions separate. In case you don't like the experience of the first transaction, you aren't committed to the second.
All the best
Realtor @ Royal LePage Ignite Realty