Before you find the right home, find the right agent – one who will listen to you and one who is prepared to help you find the right home.
Sure, agents are paid by sellers, but this is no excuse for the widespread apathy, deceit and rudeness shown towards buyers.
All agents are not the same.
Try to find one who will sit down and discuss your needs with you. It is a mistake to think that you have to tolerate poor service. An agent who is courteous and caring will make all the difference to you.