Real estate agents and brokers no longer just represent sellers. If you intend to buy a home, look into a buyer agent. Buyer agency, a relatively new concept in the industry, means that buyers can have access to the knowledge and experience an agent provides. Buyer agents look out for the best interest of someone buying a home and their commission is usually included in the price of the home you eventually buy.
Buyer agents have a strong presence on the Internet. They sometimes list their services on Web sites and nearly all have their own sites. You can confide in a buyer agent and tell them facts about your situation that you would not want to reveal to the seller or the seller's agent.
A buyer agent will help make sure you pay a fair price for your new home. He or she will also save you a lot of time by narrowing down homes for you to visit.
There are associations of buyers agents in many states. You can check with one in your state, or with the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, if you need a referral.
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