Buying a home is one of the most exciting processes you'll ever go through.
It can be complicated, too, and overwhelming at times, but if you have the right buyer's agent you'll likely avoid many struggles individual buyers face. In today's day and age of DIY and Zillow and information-overload it's so easy to be tempted to do everything yourself. What good is a buyer's agent? I don't need one anyway!
First and foremost, as a buyer, you won't be paying for a buyer's agent. In real estate transactions it's the seller who's responsible for the agent's fees, even in cases of For Sale By Owner (but it's always good to check.) Aside from the obvious - getting help from an agent without incurring cost! - there are dozens of other…