It may seem like a silly question, but if you’re buying or selling a house, hopefully you’ve learned already that there are no silly questions in real estate.
The buyer’s agent, as you’d expect, represents the buyer or buyers in a real estate transaction. They will guide you through the process from start to finish – from before you even start looking at houses through closing day. That includes getting to know you and finding properties you might like, negotiations, writing and amending contracts, recommending professionals, and attending important events like your home inspection with you. Of course, along the way, the buyer’s agent is available to answer any questions or explain any part of the home-buying process to you.
The buyer’s agent represents you, the buyer, and only you. As Realtor.com says, they are legally bound to assist only the buyer. And, you don’t pay for their services; the buyer’s agent’s commission will be paid by the seller at closing.
How can you find the best agent for you? We recently wrote about six questions that you should ask potential real estate agents.