You are the boss. Your real estate agent should treat it as such. Finding a real estate agent to buy a home is quite similar to ... well, nothing you have done so far. It's not like looking for a nanny, a dentist or even a trusted mechanic (although a good real estate agent probably knows where you can find everything I mentioned).
It's another thing because buying a home is something so intimate and one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make. The most excellent real estate agent are conscious of that.
Do not know where to start? This is what you should look for in a real estate agent:
Your friend says they are wonderful:
Use your network For example, if you move for work, ask for recommendations from your boss or co-workers. It is likely that they can recommend him. And if a friend recommends an agent and you do not like him very well, that's fine too. You always have the option of looking for another person.
They have good reviews online:
If you know the name of a potential real estate agent, do a quick search on the Internet to see the reviews or testimonials. If they have a strong and positive presence, it is a good sign that they are experienced professionals they can trust.
They Show you what you want to see:
That is to say, they listen to it. If a real estate agent takes you to a neighborhood that does not interest you, and keeps trying to convince him it's amazing, do not call him again. Your agent should listen to what you want and your comments, and you should use them to refine the search of the house. Deficient to observe more or dissimilar option should by no means be a difficulty.
They are Timely & Decisive:
Especially in a vendor market, it is important that your real estate agent respond and act quickly. If your real estate agent takes days to return the call, then maybe it's time to find one that has time to focus on your needs and not your own.
Pay Attention to Details, even when sending text messages:
It may not seem like a big problem, but if your real estate agent has spelling errors in text messages or emails sent to you, that could be a warning signal. They should be aware of every detail in the legal transaction of buying or selling a house and be fully aware of the laws and regulations that are constantly changing. If you seem to overlook the small details, you might ignore some really important ones as well.
In general, your real estate agent should be complacent and considerate, and be attentive to your needs. If for some reason you feel that there is no good vibes, now you know how a real estate agent should be and you can always look for someone else.