During my career, I've done both, first starting as an agent, and now as an investor. As an investor, we are looking out for a return, usually the highest return. An Agent, or the other hand, may only have experience in selling to a family, that is worried about school locations and other basic needs, whereas the investor is thinking about how to maybe flip it. So there is some descrepancy. Agents also may have no clue to what the investors needs, so an investor will usually look out for an experienced agent.