Hello everyone! I searched the site to see if this has been at topic of discussion and I didn't see it listed (though I certainly could have overlooked it).I recently went to an open house where I spoke at length with the hosting agent. Though I didn't share at the time that I was a new investor he revealed he was a new RE Agent but previously had spent more than 10 years as a successful Real Estate Investor. What are your thoughts and suggestions about working with a former (and recent) RE Investor turned RE Agent? He didn't reveal why he chose to get out of that and enter the field from the Agent side. He was very nice and I tucked this information away until now.
I see pros and cons of this situation. I've seen some posts that have mentioned someone's agent is a current investor, but I'm wondering if it's generally a positive experience? On the surface it seems like it would be a great thing as he would be friendly toward investors and could offer some great help and advice. On the flip side, my gut tells me it could also be a situation where he steers me to the way he would do things which may or may not be what would be best, or could be at odds with what I'm learning here and through Dean's books.
Should I go ahead and approach him to have a discussion? Or is this a situation best left alone?
My thanks to all who offer their thoughts and experiences.
All the best,
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