Changing realtorsWe have been looking for quite some time now in a neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying and becoming more competitive. Our agent worked with some relatives previously and did a good job for them, and has generally been fairly responsive, if occasionally applying more pressure than we like. The problem is that he primarily works in the affluent suburbs, is more available on weekdays (one of us works 30 miles outside of town & can't make daytime showings easily), and just doesn't know the neighborhood very well. From attending some open houses it seems obvious that agents who do more business in urban/gentrifying areas are more aware of what potential opportunities are coming up, and also seem to have a better handle on renovation loans (we've lost two properties to lower bidders because our agent directed us to FHA 203k financing, which apparently is disliked by sellers' agents). We've also considered approaching owners in pre-foreclosure situations, and while we like our current agent perfectly well he can seem a little abrasive, which probably wouldn't help in that situation. We don't have anything personal against him and he hasn't been egregiously bad at all, but we just think he may not be the best choice for our fairly specific needs. It's been nearly a year since we started looking and while he's certainly not entirely responsible for our not having purchased yet, this market is becoming so tight that I'm not sure he can help us much more. Any advice on how to separate? We may see him occasionally at school events in the future.March 11 2014 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.