Posted about 4 years ago I'm new to investing-How do I find an investor friendly agent? I'm new to investing-How do I find an investor friendly agent?This is a question I see continually. The term "investor friendly." drives me nuts. Matter of fact I wrote an article for the BP blog about it.Click here to read itDespite my frustration with the term investor friendly, I can see that it is not going away. It's also important that new investors can identify an agent that will be able to lead them to the best possible outcome in all transactions.So here is my answer to the question "I'm new to investing, how do I find an investor friendly real estate agent."1. The investor friendly real estate agent understands investing and is a perpetual student of it.You have no idea how many agents I have come across that have no idea that a property can be bought and sold off the MLS. I have talked with agents that do not believe a property can be purchased at a significant discount. The list of crazy things I have seen and heard goes on, and on, and on!If you do not know how to sift through the pile of real estate agents in your area, you will probably sign a contract with one of these agents I describe above.Find a real estate agent who is regularly active in the online, and local investment communities. Ask them how many real estate and business books they have read in the last 12 months. Deep knowledge comes from constant education and being immersed in real estate. As a new investor, this knowledge will rub off on you just by being around this type of agent.2. An investor friendly agent understands the precise product you desire and has a comprehensive network of local investors he can call on to find it.Your investing goals are important. So no matter what you are looking for in a deal, your investor friendly agent should have many local investors he/she can call to find it.I see so many new investors talking about how the agent representing them will not write low ball offers to multiple properties, and they ask "should I find a new agent."Yes! You should find an agent who knows where to find what you want. If you want a depressed property at a discount they should have people to call, they shouldn't run to the MLS to show you pristine retail properties. Of course, it's a waste of time to write offers that will not get accepted. They are showing the wrong product, and blame the new investor most of the time!That's the equivalent of going to Wal-mart looking for second-hand clothes, and complaining that Wal-mart will not take $2.00 for the pants they have on the rack.Understand the product you want- Go to goodwill! (I am laughing as I type this)3. The investor friendly agent knows it's important to be patient with you.An investor friendly agent will not want to rush you through the process. A new investors first few deals will set the tone for what their future in investing will look like. It takes time.Some real estate agents talk about how they hate working with new investors, but I believe in building relationships for life.The only reason I see that an agent would not want to work with new investors is they are looking for a quick check, and that is the wrong way to operate in my opinion.Helping someone else reach their goals builds mutually beneficial relationships for life. It may take a little longer to help develop a new investor, but with patience, two people will succeed in the long term, instead of just one getting a check.With that, I will wrap this up. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to reach out and connect with me.