Do I Need to Use a Realtor to Purchase a Home?

December 10, 2020

There is no rule or law that says you need to use a Realtor to purchase a home.  You can call the number on a yard sign or internet listing, set up a showing, and make an offer on a house without using the services of a Realtor.

But should you?

In the scenario above, the seller will likely have professional representation from a Realtor. When you call the number on the yard sign or internet listing, you are calling and speaking to the listing agent.  The listing agent represents the seller’s best interests in the sale of their home.  They are paid by the seller and work for the seller to get their home sold for top dollar.

Not only will the process of trying to buy a home on your own be time consuming and cumbersome, more importantly, the risks of moving forward without proper representation could end up outweighing the benefits.

How much will it cost me to use a Realtor?

To purchase a home with a buyer’s agent, the cost to you is NOTHING!  That’s right…it’s FREE to use a Realtor to purchase a home. This is true in purchasing a resale home or a new construction home from a builder. The seller or builder pay the buyer’s agent’s commission, so it will not cost you a cent. In fact, it will probably end up saving you money, and it will definitely end up saving you a considerable amount of time.

Purchasing a home may be one of the most significant investments you make and it’s always best to protect your interests.  Use a professional Realtor and make sure that you are being represented professionally throughout the process of buying your home.

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About the author 

Jennifer Sims


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