Everybody is different as a client, and at the end of the day, the professionals you employ must meet your standards and yours alone.
Best of luck and let me know if I can help.
With both a Realtor and loan officer...you need to feel comfortable, safe, and trusting. How did you get to these folks? Were you interested int he real estate agent or loan officer? ...
If I were you, I'd probably interview 2 or 2 other professionals of each profession...then make my decision...
Best of luck.
I've seen more than one deal that would have died on the vine had the agent or the loan officer not been willing to either chip in or cut fees to get the deal done. It's easier to say yes to that when you know that there's a consolation prize that'll show up on your spouse's end as long as the deal closes.
Try to get some referrals and see how their former clients speak about them.