Choosing to work with an experienced, competent agent is the best safeguard against making mistakes. But how do you know that you’re getting the best possible counsel? Interview prospective agents to make the best choice. If you’re employed in a management role, hiring a real estate agent is the same as hiring an individual to fill a key role on your work team. Take time to draft questions that get at the heart of what you need and want. If you’re an individual contributor, apply the same logical approach to making a real estate decision as you would to any project on your plate.