The housing market, getting hitched to a Realtor that does not pack the gear to serve in the trenches can cause big implications for a home buyer.
Make sure your Realtor packs the gear by interviewing a few real estate agents. Don't just hire a realtor because someone said they happen to be the BEST Real Estate agent in the world. You have to see for your self if they are.
It could be they are not from the area in which you want to buy a home. Today, that causes more flack than you can imagine, because those all important "relationships" with the True Local Realtors don't exist.
It is also important to know they are a 100% buyers agent or have a team that consists of 100% buyers agents. This is a very hard and constrictive real estate market. Lacking inventory means that homes don't stay on the market too long. Meaning that your real estate professional should be hunting for you on a full time basis. If they are also responsible for running a full office, dealing with their sellers real estate listings, marketing, advertising and negotiating short sales and dealing with Foreclosure Inventory, they may not have time for you. food for thought.