A real estate agent will guide you to - and through - the most important decision of your life.
How do you know, for sure, that he will act in your best interests? How do you know if he will really work for you? Is he too busy for you? What of his personal integrity? How much effort will he expend for you?
You will want to feel very comfortable with the real estate agent that you choose, comfortable enough to be able to say 'no' to the bargain of the month and 'no' to the almost perfect house.
He must not be intimidating to you, yet a business-like attitude and assertiveness are qualities you will want in a professional acting for you.
Often when you are choosing a business professional, the outcome is not so critical, but who wants to lose…