Not sure what you are looking for, to buy or sell but your first thing you should be doing, is find a Realtor you are comfortable with and work with him or her.
Then let them help in succeeding what you are hoping to do. Most people go about things as you do, find a property, them hire any real estate agent forcing a relationship at the worst possible time.
Good Luck in what ever you are trying to accomplish.
Till Next time, hope you find your place in the Sunshine State,
Ronald (RealtorRonW) Wolchesky Realtor Ron Group