What is a good way to build rapport with a real estate agent if you are trying to do business with them?
@Anasya Taylor I think it's more of a question of how to qualify a realtor rather than build rapport. I have written a blog post that may help you out. Click on the link, give it a read, and share your thoughts in the comment section.
Agents work for a commission, so if you are a qualified and eager buyer, any agent will work with you.
You need to make sure they are the right agent for you! Are they savvy in investments? Do they know the rental market? Can they help assess your cash flow, based on your down payment, etc. Do they own rentals and have an owner mentality, or are they just going to try to make a sale, no matter the house.