It is true part. From personal experience I know that a large agency – this is not a guarantee of professionalism. I've seen complete idiots working in the vast real estate holdings and professionals of the highest category of provincial agencies, consisting of 3 persons. Choosing the agency by name or size, you play the lottery – lucky – no luck. It is best to use the recommendations. Communicate with friends, friends, friends Friends, colleagues, surely someone recently faced with realtors, and can recommend someone. Communicate with employees of the bank, where the plan to take the credit – they let you prompt.
After all, they cook and to conduct your transaction. And from that, as a realtor will work depends on how easily and quickly pass the entire process of buying an apartment and a loan. Therefore, they are primarily interested in a good recommendation. Ask them to you do not have advised the agency and the individual. Option third – private real estate brokers (brokers).
He walks a lot of rumors and stories about private (black) brokers who "throw" of their clients. But the overwhelming majority – it's just rumors, often spread by real estate agencies. Why? Because the private owner takes a commission is usually less than the agency and, thereby, creating serious competition. Often, private real estate brokers are people who have worked long enough on the real estate market in the agency and decided to leave on their own bread. Many of these high-level professionals. Less work with such people is that if you "substitute" or "Throw" the agency, you will be able to resolve issues through the courts, as your relationship with the agency spelled out on paper (contracts), and from private owners usually agree verbally, and to prove in court your right is much more complicated. Let us summarize. If you feel the strength you have time and desire, then you can start searching for yourself. In an extreme case, if something does not work, then turn to realtors never late. If you understand that without the realtors can not do, then Try to find a specialist on the recommendations. Otherwise it may so happen that most of the work instead hired a realtor do you do, and even for their money. Believe me, I came across this quite often. When making a relations, it does not matter whether the agency or private owner to contract for services. Prescribe all the details of the parties, as well as the entire scope of work, which must comply with the realtor. If you are denied in the conclusion of this the contract, referring to the approved standard form, in which everything is very blurry, hazy and unclear, it is better to give up such an agency. After performing the works is an act of the work performed and give your quality characteristics. Try to postpone payment of the contract at the last moment, as well as to prescribe that in case of unsatisfactory work performance, some amount should be returned to you. If you have questions, please write me at, and I will answer you and tell how best to proceed. At the very least, redirect your mail (required with your consent) to one of its partners.