When we bought our first house in Seattle, we used the first agent we found. She was incredibly inept, couldn't use a computer, showed us every property even if it obviously didn't fit our needs, had to fill out every form three times before getting it correct, and even had us sign all the way through the wrong papers at signing - so we had to do it twice! After this nightmare, we finally got a house, mostly due to our own effort and pains. We swore to never use a crappy agent again.
Four years later we are selling our house and moving to something a little bigger. Luckily Brent found us. We were immediately impressed by his organization and professionalism. His office had tons of information packets for us with all the things we needed to think about and process to sell our house and find a new one.
Brent's process took in lots of info from us and then he helped us scour the hundreds of listings for ones that would be just right for us. He was extremely helpful with gauging pricing and individual factors within each home. During the inspection, he helped the inspector check outlets and find features of the house to help speed the process, and scheduled a sewer video scoping to help us best evaluate the property.
Last week we found our dream house and this week our house goes on the market. It's amazing how pain-free and enlightening the process has been this time around with a good agent.
Choose your agent wisely, it'll be an extremely painful two months of your life if you don't use a good one. ;-)