It's all about trust...if you meet with the agent and make him/her aware of your discomfort initially.....it might make a world of difference...put your cards on the table.
Our suggestion is to make your first meeting one of gathering information and try to get a feel for wheather or not this person is someone you would feel comfortable working with.
The mortgage agent is comfortable working with this agent but in this case, you need to be the one that is comfortable.
The "Eckler Team"
Mortgage Brokers usually give referrals to Realtors who have proven their efficiency. I would expect that the Realtor your Mortgage Broker has referred to you has earned the privilege of receiving the broker's referrals by providing exceptional service.
I would suggest you definitely include this Realtor among those you are interviewing. The purchase of a home is a very personal financial quest. Interviewing several Realtors will assure that in additon to exceptional service you find someone whose professionalism, work ethic, efficiency and personality is a good fit for you and your family. It is important that you and your Realtor are on the same page, find ease in communicating and that you share comfort and trust in each other.
Ultimately, you need to find a realtor that you are comfortable working with. Yes, the referral is a good referral, if you like the agent. Most mortgage brokers that I have worked with in the past have referred customers to me. This does make the transaction run smoother as the lines of communication between the mortgage broker and agent are already established and they already have a good working relationship. They should both have your best intentions in mind ,as, neither will get paid if your deal does not close.
Good luck with your house hunting....
nancy m bateh
exit southern heritage realty
Mary Beth Schillig
Prudential Network Realty
Ask the mortgage broker why he thinks this Realtor is so great though. And in the mean time, interview this realtor, make sure you understand what he/she will offer and that you enjoy working with each other and can communicate clearly and go from there.