Is it okay to use different agents for buying & selling?
We're planning on downsizing and putting our home up for sale next spring. We're acquainted with someone who works out of a small, local office (2 agents) and think he would do a good job of helping us buy a home, but we're concerned about the level of exposure our home would get from his office. Is it possible to use one agent to sell our home and a different agent to buy one, or should we plan on using one agent who will handle both the sale of our current home and the purchase of a new home?
We're thinking of starting to look at homes now, but I'm hesitant to start anything with this agent since we may not ultimately hire him to sell our home.