As far as your agent goes, Its not my place to suggest to you to get a new agent. You personally need to look at their body of work put in for you. If they are working hard for you and regularly bring listings to your attention and are there when you need them, then they are doing a pretty good job. If not then you may want to consider someone else Best of luck in your home search and purchase
John L. Scott
You need to do your homework and find out if the home you want will have a lease renewal. Resale value is also something to consider, assuming you will not be moving the house down the road to another location. What are your goals15 years from now? Do you love the home so much or will you be in a situation that 15-30 years down the road it won't make a differance what happens to the house and land?
Should you get a differant agent? Without knowing your relationship with your agent and the conversations that have taken place between you, that question is hard to answer. Have you voiced your thoughts and asked the important questions? Do you understand the answers and reasons given? Ask yourself if you feel as though your agent is representing you and your interest? Have you a signed a buyers agreement with this agent? Is your agent also the listing agent?
We can't tell you to get another agent, you have to deside what is best for you. You need to follow your gut!
I hope this helps a little in the way you view things. Good luck and happy housing and have a great 2009.
Remember...I always have time for all of your referrals!