Buying a home as a rental or primary is tough enough with all the stresses that go into it and picking the right agent that will help you should be able to reduce all those stresses. The five top traits to look for in an agent1. The organization is key, this goes hand-in-hand on being a professional agent with high standards for yourself and your work. The traits seem to be basic for an agent, these seem too very basic. It is not common to find all these traits within one agent that is why it takes so long to find that perfect balance of knowledge, assertiveness and caring for the situation.