A good broker, like a good real estate agent, can make the process and complexities of the purchase significantly easier; and help you avoid some very costly mistakes.
A BAD broker, like a BAD real estate agent, can cause you some serious damage if you are not diligent and informed.
I know this may seem obvious; but a LOT of people forget who the broker/real estate gent works for! If that is kept in mind at all times, and the agent doesn't creep you out; a broker can be a very good thing.
I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
. ..... Gordon Bok