You are Paying for an Expert, Why Not Hire One?
When it comes time to choose among a sea of Realtors, make sure that yours has the knowledge and skill-set required to handle all unforeseen challenges commonly associated with residential real estate transactions. I have often said that people have hired their agent to be their friend or a friend to be their agent. Let friends be friends and real estate professionals be your advocate.
Some consumers will ignore the expertise and experience of one Realtor in order to hire another they like/"feel is a good match." Remember, you're not going to travel Europe with them, but you will be navigating a complicated real estate transaction.Save friends for socializing and real estate professionals for one of the most important transactions of your life. It's your money.
Pat Kapowich, "Negotiating Smooth Transactions Throughout The South Bay" SiliconValleyBroker.com