Having 1 buyers agent (that is responsive) working for you is the best scenario. That 1 agent will keep your best interests at the forefront of their mind. You may not get the full attention of an agent if they know that you are working with several agents. (only 1 agent will end up getting paid on the deal...this is just the frank reality of the matter.)
I believe you will find a much bigger array of options when comparing Mortgage Brokers.
There are many brokers around and not all are created equal... They vary based on level on interaction required, type of transaction, and size/frequency of the deal.
I would be happy to have a short conversation with you to compare and contrast the Lenders from a Consumer Stand-point. I just can't reveal all of my tips and tricks on here. Please feel free to call me to hear my Broker Breakdown for you: (917) 746-1983
Here's an analogy: Suppose your car needs new brakes. Would you take your car to a dealer for just the left front brakes? Then to Midas for just the left rear brakes. Then to a local mechanic for the right front brakes? And then to your brother-in-law for the right rear brakes? I doubt it. But that's exactly what you'd be doing by trying to use multiple agents.
Choose one, the best one, and stick with him or her.
Good luck to you.
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Well we all said the same thing. Find an agent you are comfortable with and stick with them. Time is precious to everyone and one agent will best be able to meet your needs.
Just one thing though: I don't know how it works in Queens, but you do not HAVE to sign a buyer agreement (meaning you promise to use them exclusively , and the agent promises to work just for you) in New Jersey. Just find an agent you are confident in after interviewing several if need be.
Good luck :)
Once you find an agent who you are comfortable with and whom you feel is experienced, stick with one agent. They get to know your needs, likes and dislikes better, and can show you any house you want to see, regardless of who listed it, rather than calling the listing agent of each house you may be interested in (which is not always to your best advantage either).
An agent who feels they may be working for you now, but you may ultimately not use them once you purchase, may not give you their full attention. Remember, that agents get paid only if they close a transaction, and quite honestly, if they have a choice of spending their time and energy on a "sincere" buyer versus one who may not ultimately use them to purchase, they may not want to waste valuable time.