You may be asking yourself why a buyer’s agent is necessary in the 21st century. Technology certainly makes it easier to see what homes are on the market, but finding homes is just the tip of the iceberg of a real estate agent’s job.
Hiring a buyer’s agent is making an investment in knowledge. Are you a real estate expert? Probably not, but your agent is! Once you find the right agent, you can trust them to keep your best interests in mind throughout the complicated process of finding a home. They will also be able to assemble the team you need for a successful home search—recommending mortgage lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors, and more.
Going it alone will probably not save you any money in the long term, and it will make your home search much more difficult than it needs to be. There’s a good reason 87 percent of home buyers purchased through an agent or Broker in 2018. Your agent’s fees are often factored into the total cost of your home, so don’t let worries about cost keep you away from joining forces with a buyer’s agent.
Buyer’s agents know the process, taking the burden off of you. They can also be an impartial voice during negotiations. They have the skills necessary to find you the right home. Save yourself the trouble of a DIY home search and invest in the expertise of a buyer’s agent. We’ll tell you how to find the right one in our next real estate tips post.