We’ve been on-off searching for a house in SoCal for a few months now as our tastes have become more concrete (we know much better now what we want and are more picky as a result).
We’ve been working with our buyer’s agent that helped us buy our first house. We like her a lot, and expect her to sell our house after we buy our new one.
We just found out that she has signed with a new brokerage (a hot one in town), and now we see a house we’re VERY interested in bidding on (and bidding aggressively on), that happens to be listed by the new brokerage.
She’s not the actual listing agent for the house, just someone on her new team.
How do we mitigate any disadvantages this presents, and how can we take advantage of any potential benefits?