That all sounds nice. However, when you live out of state, it is difficult to interview/screen realtors. How about when an out of state client simply wants to ask some general questions about different areas/developments/association fees/mandatory club fees, etc. & it isn't listed online.
A realtor told me she would help me & began pressuring me to give her a copy of my pre-approval, etc., but hadn't answered some general questions I had. I have relocated due to my job several times to several different states. Before I actually moved, I always had an agent help me narrow things down a bit. It really helped us expedite a purchase. She had me so upset by telling me inventory is diminishing/prices are rising, I need the copy of your pre-approval, when can you get here? I was certain, without meeting her, that she wasn't the realtor for me. Another realtor contacted me & told me she would help, she would be persistent & asked me if I was working with any other realtors. I told her I had contact with one, who sent me a couple listings & then I began to feel too much pressure. I haven't heard back from the second agent!
I never experienced this before. I refuse to work with any agent who is not willing to provide me general information, but consistently pressures me for personal information as if I am ready to present an offer.