Something buyers may not think about is the relationship a good real estate agent will build with the seller's agent for the buyer's benefit. For instance, a buyer I was working with this year really wanted a beautiful condo downtown with an amazing view. When we first toured the place she kept the sales office busy for hours, until closing, with questions about upgrades and negotiations. This already alerted the sellers that my clients were somewhat difficult to work with.

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