Buying a home should be exciting and fun! It is a great investment and an exciting change in your life! Generally speaking, your agent should have very little to say in your preference of communities. I suspect your agent does not want to be bothered commuting â€œoutâ€ to Lake Elsinore. Perhaps, she is intimidated, because her expertise is in Orange County, and she knows very little about the community of Lake Elsinore. Or with the lower prices of homes in LE, perhaps the commissions are somewhat small for her efforts. Whatever her reason, the main consideration is: did you sign a Buyer / Broker agreement? (We use CAR form BRE). If you did sign an agreement, look at what the agreement covers, on page one and two in particular. If you have not signed contract with the agent, you are free to do as you please.
Also let me say: it is important to use a local Realtor! I happen to be a Realtor located in Lake Elsinore, and I can tell you that I spend some of every day, studying the local market, or previewing homes, and I have valuable knowledge in market trends, schools, shopping, city planning, and so on. Let me put this knowledge to work for you! Give me a call, and let me explain what I can do for you!