Picking a great buyer’s agent can make your home buying experience more enjoyable, protect you from potential problems and make your transaction progress more smoothly.
When you commit to working with a buyer’s agent, you have an experienced real estate professional to answer your questions and a skilled negotiator looking out for your interests. A buyer’s agent can tell you if the seller’s asking price is reasonable, or if it’s too high (or too low).
You won’t get good answers to pricing questions from the seller’s agent because their fiduciary responsibly is to the seller, which precludes them from giving you such advice. In fact, any conversations with the listing agent may inadvertently reveal information about your situation that could hurt your negotiating position.