Donna Evers, broker and owner of Evers & Co. Real Estate in the Washington, D.C., area, says buyers should work with an agent who has their best interests in mind, especially since they are making what likely is their largest lifetime purchase. To maximize the benefits of working with a buyer’s agent, she says buyers should sign an agreement with an agent for a particular time period to ensure they learn about properties as soon as they hit the market. They also should seek out agents based on the recommendations of friends and neighbors, look for one who is organized and skilled at negotiations, and remember that the best agents will keep them focused on their purchase goals. Moreover, they must be able to communicate with the agent throughout the process, reaching out to him or her if their goals change along the way. | Read More