I met Abhijit or A.J if you know him after working with two other realtors, both unsuccessfully. My prior experience with two very highly regarded professionals showed me how having a low budget (mine was 180K) and being a first time home buyer can work against you - they basically sideline you and you are not their top priority.
After making mistakes the first two times i realized the importance of having a good realtor and one that you feel comfortable dealing with. You should be able to express your thought freely. I read through many articles and realized i should make my next selection only after having a one on one conversation with them. After talking to three realtors i found A.J and really liked his approach and clarity of thought. He has a no-nonsense approach and gets to the point without beating around the bush.
Since I was moving to a new city and was relocating from Texas i could come only on weekends and A.J accommodated many last minute requests and patiently showed me close to 40 properties before we decided on one. He was very knowledgeable about the area and also about assessing the value of a home.
Work with him if you want an young, energetic, knowledgeable, personable, no-nonsense, professional realtor!