Buying or selling a home takes hard work, market savvy, time and money. That's one of the reasons that 86% of home buyers use a real estate agent during their search for a new home (The National Association of Realtors® 2003 Homebuyers and Sellers Profile).
A real estate agent will have the expertise, energy and resources to assist you. Select a knowledgeable real estate agent familiar with your market who can provide the proper mix of professional skills and services to meet your needs.
Once you find an agent, working exclusively with that individual benefits you in a number of ways. To begin with, you save time by not having to go through the same process with different real estate agents. As you and the agent work closely together on your needs and your personal situation, it helps to refine and target your goals.
At the same time, this builds a confidence level for what can sometimes be an emotional negotiating process. When it comes down to such a big transaction, you need to know that the person you're working with is a competent professional who understands your needs and interests.