- Has integrity: there is no compromise on this, as most of the dealings involve money,
- Reliable: "does what he says he will do",
- Has the necessary skills and knowledge: especially when it comes to legal matters, like S&P agreements, loan agreements, land matters and others. (Find a good lawyer who knows what they are doing),
- Goes the extra mile: this is a bonus. My real estate agent doubles up as my rental agent, and he does small maintenance work for me, which saves me a lot of time (and hassle).