The subtext is quite simple. Will you make the time for me and my needs? This is a way to gauge how many clients they represent at their current time. Additionally, this allows you to have an insight in how they handle their workload and get a good idea of their team’s ability to support your needs. More clients tells you that they are an agent with a strong history of sales. However, if an agent have too many clients this may mean that you are more liable to work with their team/assistants and less with the Realtor. The real estate industry is very active and less clients can mean that business is slow and you should dig deeper into finding out why.