tl;dr need to decide between 2 agents. how much does it matter?
I am looking to buy a house and I am in a very awkward position. Long story short, I need to choose between 2 realtors.
One of them is part of my extended family — she did real estate for about 10 years but has not been in the business for the past 2 years. She is getting back into real estate and I would be one of her first clients. I had a phone call with her and was happy with how it went.
The other I found through Zillow, and we just met over Zoom. She had a whole presentation and a detailed game plan for how we would succeed. Frankly, she inspired a little more confidence.
If I was making a purely financial decision for myself, I would choose the Zillow agent. However I don’t really want to go and turn away the agent from my extended family. If it doesn’t really matter who my agent is, I would go with family.
How much does it matter? Who should I choose? Any help would be appreciated.