5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire a Realtor

Ron Habibi, a residential real estate broker and star of the recent Bravo series Million Dollar Listing San Francisco, has only been in the real estate world for a few years, but his resume is quite impressive. He caters to the new Silicon Valley wealth that is transforming the city of San Francisco. According to Paragon Real Estate Group’s mid-year report, the median home price in San Francisco is $1.25 million. As an up-and-coming luxury realtor, Habibi is getting a not-so-insignificant piece of the pie. But as he tells Kara Swisher on the podcast Re/code Decode, his motivation doesn’t just come from the financial upside—it comes from providing his clients with shelter. We had a chance to talk with Habibi and he shared his five must-know tips for hiring a realtor. Scroll down to see what they are before you select a real estate professional.