It would probably be best to get an estimate on the cost of tree removal and all of those things before you finalize on that property. Unless the trees are overtly hanging over your roof or things like that, they might not be interested in that concern. All in all, it would probably be best to make sure that you know what all needs to be fixed and have someone inspect the property. It's best to go in with your eyes wide open. http://www.kiwitreelopping.com.au... more
Basic answer is that they are all required to have a certain type of license to the work that they provide for you. In our state (Hawaii) they all require to have a license for the work they provide.
Ethics is a whole other issue for even licensed agents/brokers/Realtors/Property Managers. The best place to start to find a good reputable agent/broker/property manager is from your own sources or sphere of influence. Family, Friends or co workers is the best place start. These referrals are the will provide your best source to find someone with ethics or a conscience of their job.