Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows that it’s not always easy. From listing to open houses, finding the right financing to making sure your properly insured, there are many moving parts to keep aligned.

Sometimes, a few simple questions can set one off on the right path. Asking a professional what makes working with him or her a unique experience can help you understand how they work and if their style meshes with your own. Further, asking them to talk about any specialties they might have can help uncover skills you might find useful.