Finding the right broker is one of the most crucial steps in the investment process. Sometimes, however, even due diligence is not sufficient for avoiding unethical or inept professionals. Searching for positive reviews and evidence of an effort to respond to negative feedback are both highly recommended steps in the standard screening process. It is also important to assess the location of the broker, learn more about the platform they are using and determine whether or not the provider is registered with the appropriate national registrar. It is important to note, however, that even after having done all these things, there is still a chance that your broker may not be right for you.