Buying property is one of the most important decisions you will make and to help you along with the purchase you should be working with an experienced agent. It is the agent's job to give you important information on each property you are considering, help protect your financial interests, and navigate the negotiating process. If you feel that you are not getting the most of your partnership with your agent then it may be time to get a new one.

1. Assess the Relationship: The agent should provide additional information (similar MLS listings, make time for you to show you homes, provide real estate market information). Moreover, the agent you are working with should be avialable to you at all times, or should make an effort to get back to you within a reasonable time period. If the agent is hard to get a hold of when you want to inquire about a certain home, or make an offer, then you are working with the wrong agent.

2. Give a written formal notice: It is important to end the partnership in writing. This way you protect yourself from any future disputes concerning commission. Do not go into too much detail about why you no longer want to do business with them. The only important thing here is to let the agent know that you do not want their service and put the termination date, this way it will save them time and they can put an end to searching homes for you.

3. Beware of special clauses: By switching agents it is easy to get yourself caught up in a commission dispute between agents if there is a procurring cause. The procurring cause agent does no have to be the one who obtained the offer from the buyer, presented the offer,and successfully negotiated the seller's acceptance of that offer. With a procurring cause, the terminated agent who originally showed you the property could be entitled to the commission. Therefore, if you have signed a buyer/broker contract, makse sure to also sign the documentation canceling the relationship.

4. Be professional: By ending on good terms, your agent may even reccommend somone else who will better meet your real estate needs. Agents who take their jos seriously will always have your best interest in mind.