Consider the real estate process: there’s time spent researching neighborhoods, searching for homes that match your budget (and your lifestyle), negotiations on price and repairs, and the commitment level of making one of the biggest purchases of your life. If going it alone sounds scarier than entering a haunted house at midnight, you might need more information about how to choose a real estate agent.
A great real estate agent can help you navigate every step, with advice and connections to make getting to the closing table that much easier. And especially in hot real estate markets like Boston, MA, and San Francisco, CA, experienced agents can help you beat out the competition to buy or sell a home, and even save you money in the process. The trickiest part is finding that trustworthy agent, which is why we polled some of the top agents on Trulia about their tips to find and choose an agent who will match your personal needs.