Larry- I agree with Juan. It is really about the individual agent who is looking at space for you. Trust your instincts, if you don't like them - don't work with them.
Juan is also 100% correct to tell you to NEVER rely on a broker to review a lease agreement for you. If after reading it yourself, you do not feel like you understand it, you should show it to your attorney. Office Space is likely a huge part of your budget, and a decision that is much too important to take any chances with.
Also, it really depends on how much space you need. If the space is small, you are likely better doing a little looking yourself. If you live in a large city, look on craigslist, which is a community site where Landlords and Broker's can post their listings for free.
(Because the word FREE is in there, it has become the primary place people post small office and commercial spaces for lease... at least in my area)
Good luck.... Take your time, don't be rushed, and don't sign anything you don't understand and you will be fine!
Oct 22, 2008