Freakonomics taught the world that no matter what, you can never, ever trust your real estate broker. And it’s not your broker’s fault. There’s a conflict of interest. As a buyer, the more you spend, the more money your broker makes. And while this principle is always true no matter which broker you choose, the only way to counteract this misaligned incentive is by choosing a broker you trust implicitly. Evan Haug is someone you can trust. He was my broker when I purchased a loft in Marina del Rey, California. Evan is honest. He is diligent. He is firm when representing you, but always friendly. And he wants you to end up with a property that you genuinely want. He cares more about the long term relationship and the potential repeat business than the quick sale and, ultimately, that aligns your incentive with his.