Should you use a buyer’s agent?
Buying a house can be one of the most difficult and complicated purchases you make in your lifetime. Not only is the amount of money you’re dealing with substantial, the many, many legal ins and outs of real estate transactions can be confusing for someone who doesn’t work directly in the field. This is why many people choose to use a buyer’s agent when they’re searching for a new home to purchase.
When you choose a buyer's agent, you're tapping a singular real estate agent who will act on your behalf, rather than simply using the agent who is on the sign of the house you want to buy. The agent on the sign is not able to represent you in the transaction because of their relationship with the seller. By choosing a buyer's agent who is not related to the seller at all, you choose to add a layer of protection to your real estate purchase.
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