Realtors are often asked the question of whether their clients should consider using the same realtor to buy and sell a house. This works if your agent is both a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent, but it doesn’t work too well if the professional you choose only specializes in one type of transaction.
In some cases, it helps to reduce the hassle of dealing with two different realtors. If you find an experienced agent, like Tom Ullrich, they might be able to handle both transactions without a problem. However, in some cases, hiring the same agent is not such a good idea. Hiring two agents from the same agency or brokerage, however, is a different story altogether.
Larger or more established brokerages will be able to assign the right professionals to act as buyer or listing agents depending on your needs. This approach will not only ensure that each agent can focus on their own individual tasks and free up more of their time for that, but also keep you working with the same brokerage, so that if there’s a problem with one of the agents, you can call the agency directly and have them coordinate with the agents to solve any potential problems.
Essentially, the entire process of selling your old home and buying a new one will be mediated with better success, as well as much faster.