What benefit is it to me to work with a real estate agent when buying a home?

Here are the seven main roles of your real estate agent

A Buyer's Real Estate Agent:

  1. Educates and informs you about your market.
  2. Reviews your wants and needs.
  3. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria, saving you time, money and headaches.
  4. Interacts and coordinates the services of other professionals need throughout your transaction.
  5. Works on your behalf to negotiate in your best interest.
  6. Keeps all the necessary paperwork, contingency trigger points and timelines in check.
  7. Resolves any problems or discrepancies that come along.

The agent has a fiduciary responsibility to you as their client. 

Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of . This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.