I know this answer is coming probably long after you have bought a home, but I do agree that it is important for a buyer's agent to show only homes that meet the buyer's criteria. Every now and then a home will creep into the group I show to a client, that doesn't have the features they requested, but of course that can happen due to human error. Still, if most don't meet your needs, then the agent is not doing the job correctly. However, going to Open Houses is not the best approach. Often the home of your dreams is not having an Open House and you can miss the homes you want and wind up going to Open Houses that don't quite fit with your requirements. Nonetheless. I advise using an agent since the seller will have one and I feel it is best to have your own agent. If you have any further real estate needs in Orangeburg, NY or elsewhere in Rockland or Orange County, NY or NJ, please feel free to contact me.
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