Buying and selling a home can be a tricky process. There are a lot of procedures and laws you have to follow. And, of course, you'll also need to find a real estate agent that can guide you through all these.
First, find a real estate agent. There are a lot of agents out there that will promise you the world. The problem is, you'll know it when you see it. They'll be overpriced or underpriced. Anxious to get your money. Or, they'll simply be too busy. You get the picture. And, then you'll try to find one who's willing to work with you to make your dream home a reality.
You'll want to find a real estate agent who's willing to talk to your bank and see if you can get a better mortgage rate. You'll want to find one whose knowledge of the market you can trust. And, you'll want to find one that you can be sure has your best interests in mind. There are a myriad of things an agent cannot do. Like, say, make offers on property with another agent. And, of course, you'll want to find someone who has your best interests at heart. This means, for example, never putting your interests before those of the buyer.
Once you've found an agent, you're ready to work with them. You still have to make the appointment. And, you'll want to keep your agent from doing stuff that you aren't comfortable with. You'll also
want to make sure they have your best interest at heart. This means they can't talk about the sale or purchase to other agents. They can also tell other agents that you didn't like the property (unless you tell them and get in trouble with your broker).
Plus, you'll want to make sure everything the agent says is true. That's how you can be sure the agent is working for you, not the buyer. But, most of all, you'll want to make sure you can trust all they tell you. Because if they aren't, you'll have no reason to work with them. And, that can be disastrous.