Best thing to do would be to have a good discussion with your agent to try to clear the air. Find out the real cause of the "mistakes and confusing information." If it really was your agent, then you could consider looking for another one; it's your choice. But if it was the situation and process overall, recognize that these things occur and that your agent likely is doing the best job possible for you.
Hope that helps.
Most agents will tell you know. The truth of the matter is you have the right to change agents up until the executing of the contract. One the contract is fully executed, then and only then you cannot change the agent. Even if the agent is your exclusive agent, this agreement is non-binding. If you feel as if the agent that is representing you is not looking after your best interests and is only concerned about the commission, then look into other agents who will give you the time and attention that you need.
Be realistic though. If the agent is really providing the service that you need and you found out that a friend of the family is a real estate agent, then the moral thing would be to stick with the agent that put in his fair share of hard work. Many of us work solely on commission.
If in fact, the agent has been manipulative and cannot be trusted, this is one of the most expensive purchases you will encounter in your life and I would work with someone who will disclose all the material facts. This is what makes a good agent and once found, this question would never arise.
When you signed the purchase contract, the party that's really helping you is the Brokerage rather than the agent. If you don't trust your agent, you might want to talk to the agent first and see if anything can be done; if not, then you should talk to the Broker. The broker might talk to the agent or assign a different agent to work with you. If not, you will also need the broker's permission to change to another brokerage.
If you ended up working with another broker on the same house, the problem is there is a procurement clause in CA contract, the first agent who represented you will be entitled to the commission; so it could be difficult for the new agent you plan to use to make commission from the deal. You will need to explain the situation to him/her before hand so they know what they are geting themselve into. .
Short sales can be very long and frustrating, i am in such a transaction right now.My buyer mad an offer in June and only 3 day ago did we hear from the bank.We still don't know if the offer has been accepted.
When working with shortsales you have to be prepared to wait and be very patient.Mistrusting your agent is most likely coming from poor communication.Talk to him and tell him your concerns,trying to change agents at this point will complicate the transaction even more.Good luck,
Either communicate to your agent how you feel or speak with his broker about being reassigned to another agent in the brokerage. Perhaps some agreement can be worked out.