In this super seller's market you as a buyer must have a reputable broker not only representing your interests but a Broker fully engaged in finding you the home of your desire. Probably the most important fact would be a Broker that has full knowledge of the area of your interest. Pick a local broker that understands the marketing trends, the good amenities of the area, as well as the not so good issues of an area. Another important issue is having a Broker that will keep you in mind every day and be willing to search all listed homes, all expired listed homes as well as, and most important, any for sale by owner homes that might be if interest. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Mason County area please give me a chance. I was born and raised in this beautiful area with the mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and salt water awaiting your adventure. I also have 36 years of real estate experience and "experience does matter".