Some people still think that real estate agents only work for sellers. That’s not the case.

Today, buyers can likewise call on real estate agents to help guide them through the homebuying process and represent their best interests. Real estate has long been a business of ‘caveat emptor’ (buyer beware) where buyers were on their own and sellers enjoyed professional representation. This isn’t the case anymore and buyers can likewise ensure that they have the proper advice and assistance when searching for a home, compiling documentation, and negotiating with the seller and their agent. Instead of buyers having to beware, a professional agent can help them be aware.

What’s more, real estate commissions and fees are usually paid by the seller/seller agent so buyers frequently get the benefits of working with a professional agent without having to pay out of pocket to do so.