You’re ready to hire your first assistant, your real estate agent; consider this to be an important task. Real estate agents are State licensed and are trained to
guide you through your home purchase. Although real estate agents are not lawyers or mortgage lenders, the competent real estate agent should have knowledge of real property law, assessing the value
of a home, financing alternatives, etc., and of course, they should have an intimate knowledge of the neighborhood in which you would like to purchase your home. A recommendation from some one who
was satisfied with their agent’s background, performance, and negotiating skills, is a good start. You should feel comfortable with your choice and you should choose an agent that you have
confidence in; feel free to interview more than one agent (it’s your company).