Which agent you choose to represent you depends on whether you are purchasing, selling, leasing, renting and whether your transaction is for investment, personal or commercial use, and whether the real estate is local, national or international. Choosing an agent should be based on their training, education and their skill with research, negotiation, finance, marketing, documentation and other activities that will be associated with your transaction. When I have someone speaking for me and advising me on decisions, I want someone who is really smart and experienced in their profession. If an agent is slow to respond or does not provide accurate or timely information required to make your decisions, they are probably not the right agent - regardless of whether they are working in real estate full time or part time. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.