The following are reasons why you can financially benefit by retaining an experienced broker as your agent. A broker with many years of experience can help you objectively evaluate all the options without possibly self-serving points of view.
A broker's market knowledge is a critical element in assuring you'll be submitted all of the available properties for your consideration. Maximize your agent's knowledge base by having them concentrate on you.
Your own broker is directly accountable to you. You will not receive as much responsiveness, dedication and accountability with a non-exclusive broker.
Think of the real estate agent as your very own real estate department without paying for it. Most owners already have included a property fee in their leasing strategy for the property.
Using an exclusive broker allows you to select and retain the very best professional available. Consider interviewing at least three (3) agents prior to the relocation project. Your broker of choice may not be the broker that has been currently calling on you. Retain the real estate professional with the best track record in the area, regardless whether or not they're the first in the door.
Employing an your own agent will indicate to the owner's and brokerage community that you're a serious prospect. This may place you in the head of the pack should you end up competing for a property.