The Top Three Reasons Why You Should Hire a Realtor When Buying a Home

Today I’m sharing the top 3 reasons why you should hire a realtor when you’re buying your home.

  1. The buying agent is there to protect you. This ensures that you have someone working to protect your best interests and negotiate on your behalf. Your realtor will work on your side to get you the perfect home and negotiate the price, the best closing date, and conditions to protect you as a buyer. Their job is also to bring your attention to any items that may affect your enjoyment of your new home.
  2. Access to a network of professionals. You want to ensure that you have trusted professionals for the other steps of the buying process (mortgage brokers, home inspectors, lawyers, etc.). A good agent will also have a network of trades professionals once you own the home that they can refer you to if you ever should need them.
  3. It’s free! That’s right – the buyer does not pay commission to their realtor. After you find the perfect home and the deal is finalized, as part of the closing costs, the seller pays both the sellers’ realtor and the buyer’s realtor’s commissions. Therefore, essentially all the services provided by the agent are free for the buyer. This includes their expertise, education, and time all FREE!