Alan was a great broker, the first one I'd recommend to anyone, for the following reasons:
1. Honest. He was recommended by more than one friend who had worked with him previously. Since he's built up a positive reputation, he puts more than just fees at stake.
2. Knows the market well. Everything he told me regarding price/value was accurate. This saved me from wasting time by looking at marginal listings.
3. Came up with a creative solution when I wanted to negotiate price with seller. Value add
4. Accomodative. Went beyond what I expected to get the contract closed on time.