Assembling the right team of professionals to assist you during a home purchase or sale is imperative, particularly in today's challenging home-sale market.
As in any business, there are good agents and agents who aren't so good. Don't confuse years in the business or number of homes sold with quality service. Some top-performing agents provide their clients with excellent service. Agents who do a lot of business have a wealth of experience to draw from that can be helpful when problems arise.
However, some agents are more interested in making a commission than they are in satisfying their clients. They might take the listing promising to sell your home quickly for the best price possible. After that, you may see or hear little from that agent. Rather, you'll interact with assistants who may or may not have the experience needed to adequately take care of your needs.
Make certain before you list your home for sale or select an agent to represent you as a buyer that you fully understand what your agent will and will not do for you. Find out if you'll be working one on one with your agent or if others will be involved.