Should I work with more than one agent?

Factors that determine when setup is warranted
Published on Nov 17, 2008

Finding a good agent or agents to help you buy or sell a home can vastly improve the quality of your experience. Ideally, you want someone who is professional, trustworthy and diligent. It's impossible to predict at the outset exactly how a purchase or sale transaction will play out. But, invariably there are bumps along the road. Good rapport and mutual respect make it easier to work through problems should they arise. Even if you don't run into difficulties, there are a lot of decisions to make along the way. So, select an agent or agents who have good communication skills. When you find an agent you like, it's tempting to envision using that agent for all your residential transactions. In many cases, that makes good sense. You have an established relationship that works for you. Repeat home buyers who are selling one home and buying another one in the same location often find it easier to use the same agent for both transactions, particularly if it's someone they had good...