Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.
Try to go with a local agent. They can better serve your needs because they should be more familiar with the local market conditions, local prices, and what’s hot or not in your community.
I will never buy a house in San Antonio again without the incomparable David Marne. Even after we had located a deeply-discounted new home, David was able to negotiate the price down further! His contacts with builders and financial services make the process easy, and the personalized service makes it comfortable. Plus, he gives you half his commission back! You really can't lose if you go with Half-Priced Real Estate.MarkZubyk