Rawlins, I’m sure many of us here could contribute pointers for agents’ criteria but, would agents listen or adhere to what we would consider to be ‘our more honest’ code of practice?
The industry should really be properly regulated in Spain by it’s Government, it should be led by them, not by prospective purchasers who are often in the dark about who to trust, maybe along the lines of UK regulation for agents.
By the way, which agent do you work for? It would be interesting for us to know since you are suggesting it’s more honest than others! PM me if you don’t wish to post here.