In one word, YES. Especially when it is free!!

Let me elaborate. 99 percent of the time, the buyer’s agent is paid by the commission that the seller agent has set.

With the pace of the real estate market today, it is imperative to have someone with the expertise and knowledge to have your back. Properties are selling so fast, it will make your head spin, added to the fact that inventory is so low and as of late so many properties are receiving multiple offers.

Where do you begin when you start looking for a home? The best first step is to find a great real estate agent. Sure you can go it alone, but you would be putting yourself at a disadvantage. A good agent will be looking out for you and your best interests. Putting you in the best position possible to find and purchase the right home for you.

They will also be able to guide you through the maze of paperwork and deadlines. He/she will help craft the strongest offer for a property, so if you are going up against multiple offers, yours will rise to the top. After your offer is accepted, there are many deadlines to meet. Your agent will be on top of those and guide you through to closing.

This is a stressful time. You may be moving into a new area and at the same time selling a home. It’s easy to forget a deadline or become overwhelmed with the process. Often this leads to delays in closing or worst of all, have the deal blow up. It’s important to have someone experienced and not emotionally involved that will get you to and through the closing so you can then enjoy your new home.