7 Things to Expect When Working with a Real Estate Agent

7 Things to Expect When Working with a Real Estate Agent

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David Greene

David Greene is a former police officer with over nine years of experience investing in real estate that includes single family, multifamily, and house flipping. A nationally recognized authority on real estate, David has been featured on CNN, Forbes, and HGTV.

Now the co-host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, David has a passion for teaching and helping others grow wealth through real estate. In 2016, David started the “David Greene Team” and became the CEO of the top-producing Keller Williams East County team, as well as the top-producing real estate agent.

The author of Long Distance Real Estate Investing; Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat; and Sell Your Home for Top Dollar, David has won several awards, including second place for real estate book of the year awarded by the National Association of Real Estate Editors (Long Distance Real Estate Investing) and Keller Williams East County rookie of the year.

David has been featured on HGTV’s “House Hunters” and CNN and is a real estate content writer for Forbes. He is a speaker/trainer for Keller Williams Real Estate and regularly featured on the BiggerPockets Blog. He has been interviewed on podcasts such as the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, Entrepreneur on Fire, Pat Hiban Interviews Real Estate Rockstars, Cash Flow Diary, Real Estate Mogul, the BiggerPockets Money Podcast, Old Dawgs Real Estate Network, and more.

David has bought, rehabbed, and managed over 35 single family rental properties, owns shares in three large apartment complexes, and flips houses. He also owns notes and shares in note funds.


David attended Cal State Stanislaus, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice. He is a sworn police officer and a licensed real estate agent in the state of California.

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Good deals are the foundation of becoming a good real estate investor. There are many different methods of finding deals, but using an agent is still the way the majority of real estate is purchased—and it’s also the safest.

For those reasons (and several more), an agent can be an incredibly valuable addition to your team.

But there are some things you need to know about working with one before you jump in. Understanding the key aspects of a real estate agent’s job will vastly improve your relationship, in addition to your chances of becoming a successful investor.

Related: 7 Signs of a BAD Real Estate Agent

What to Expect When Working with an Agent

In the video above, I discuss seven things to expect when working with an agent.

I’m a firm believer that the more you know about someone else’s job, the easier you can make it for them to help you.

I love finding deals through an agent and think more investors should utilize them. It’s my preferred method, because I firmly believe it makes the whole process easier.

Have you ever worked with an agent? Would you recommend doing so to other real estate investors?

Let’s discuss below in the comments.