Originally Posted by SneakerPro
Well I'm buying my first home in the next few months.
I have the gist of the process but here is the situation.
My best friend and the best man in my wedding just became a Realtor like 4 months ago. I'm kinda in weird spot because we always joked about him selling me my house. Well now the time is here and I kinda wanted someone with more experience.
The question I have is does it really matter that much when you are buying a home who your Realtor is in today's market?
As a newbie realtor, I would suggest working with your friend. Depending on the brokerage he is with, his training should be sufficient enough for him to find you a home. I have helped my cousin find a place and simply asked questions when I wasn't sure. I have another closing set up as well. Just tell him to bring every issue to you if he feels he isn't getting enough.
Selling a home is different. You really need to have that network to move the home quickly.