You see, there are two sides to every sale. The listing side and the selling side.
Most deals have an agent representing each side, so there are generally two agents involved The seller’s side is represented by the listing agent.
The buyer’s side is represented by the selling agent (also known as the buyer’s agent).
Agents can deal with both buyers and sellers, but the majority tend to focus their efforts on one or the other. Some even exclusively handle either buyers or sellers.
So what should you do?
We simply recommend that you take as much care to hire a real estate agent as you would for any other professional. Ask questions. Ask about education, experience, and focus.
After all, buying your next house is probably the biggest purchase you’ve ever made in your life. Does it make more sense to find your agent by accident…or by design?