You want to interview a few agents and find one that fits best with your needs. We all have access to the same listings, so you need someone that knows the area, knows how to navigate through the foreclosure process, and through your own loan pre-qualification and mortgage process.
As someone who has been in both the real estate and mortgage industries, I have connections at many of the local banks, and I specialize in working with first time home buyers. I would be happy to provide references. I also have a couple recommendations here on Trulia.
If I can be of any assistance, or just to answer questions with no obligation, feel free to contact me.
Thank you, and Go Blue!!
Howard Hanna Realty Services