When I decided to become a Real Estate agent I did so to help people make a crucial decisions in probably the most important decisions of their lives. Yes some people buy multiple homes, multiple investments, but it still doesn't defer from the fact that these decisions are life changes.
One of the things that have become apparent to me in my years of experience is that this is a partnership with whomever I'm trying to help. Sometimes it works seamlessly and sometimes there are expectations that come out of left field that simply cannot be met.
I have many articles and videos that detail how and what to look for when Hiring a Realtor. The reason I write and make these materials is to give the public some knowledge of what our job is, and what should be expected. Some agents meet that, and some don't. Either way its a partnership non the less.
I always tell my clients, here is my opinion, strategy and what I would do and you must make your own decision based on the facts and projections I give you. I have come to learn that many people have a hard time making a decision and want me to make that for them. Many real estate agents over step they're boundaries, and manipulate their clients into making decisions that are not good for their future, but good for the agents.
The key to finding a good partnership is to have a list of expectations, boundaries and responsibilities of what will be done, and how it will be carried out. This goes for both sides. Next a strategy of what direction and how to implement those strategies.
Finally communication is key. If there is no communication then this partnership will not work.