A Little Trick to Choosing a Good Buyer's Agent

 

If someone has recommended another realtor to you and you want the real scoop on who they are, here's what you do.  Call them up on one of their listings and pretend you are interested in buying that listing.  Ask them if the following question:  "Should I get my own agent or can you handle both sides of the deal?"  Ask it just like that.  They may get suspicious if you use other terminology.  If they answer that they can handle both sides of the deal, you need to move on to another realtor.  It is legal, but practically impossible for one realtor to fairly handle both sides of the transaction and provide either side with good service.