Choosing the right buyer's broker

REThink Real Estate

Q: I have to decide between two Realtors — the two finalists of my search. One lives in the area we want to buy and knows everybody, but is a snob and works mostly with sellers in a higher price range than mine. But she says she can show us houses before they go on the market. She has eight years of experience, is a member of our church and has connections in high places. The other one is a pro with 29 years of experience but does not usually work in that area of town. Generally, though, she seems more knowledgeable and down-to-earth. I have to say I like her better.