When it comes to real estate companies while there are many differences in terms of staff or real estate focus there are also similarities.
When I look at the companies I look for certain qualities that lend to sincerity. With this trait I believe I can trust the information provided. If there is a discrepancy there is always the possibility of getting the matter rectified.
If a specific company does not satisfy my need for quality services then I can always work with another realtor. Contrary to what some people believe you are not required to go to the agent selling the property.
You can find your own agent with whom you feel most comfortable.
How do you select a real estate agent? You will find real estate agents listed on the company website and in their property books. Check for a licensed agent who has experience with the type of property of which you are interested.
There are commercial agents and residential agents. While they may cross over in specialties it has been my experience to stick with the agent who officially matches the type of real estate. You should consider asking for references from people when looking to select an agent. If a different agent than requested contacts you, then you are not obligated to work with them.
Perhaps there is a temporary reason but be cautious. Once you establish yourself with an agent it is going to be hard to break away. Remember, unless you sign an agreement with the agent you can go elsewhere.
Not all fish are of the same color or design. This is one reason that real estate companies have differing focuses. Some work exclusively with large land acquisitions and sales while some specialize in the more mid-range level type of properties.
Absolutely nothing wrong there. It is what sets companies apart from one another. A very important point is that you need to be certain that the property agent you are intending to work with deals with the specific framework you would like to end up in.
If not, then it may be time to shop elsewhere.
Agents work on commission and do not get any perks or incentives from the buyer. You may be asked to allow the agent to represent both the buyer and the seller in the same transaction because of the combined commission which will be created.
Real estate companies that are reputable will not push this merger. Your rights include having a licensed agent who will put your needs as priority over all. I have had it happen both ways and it is much better to have a singular agent on your side.