The Dangers of Buying a Home without a Realtor


Considering buying a home without an agent’s help? While it is possible, it’s certainly not in most buyers’ best interests.

Going solo with a home purchase often means:
    1. Paying more than is necessary, due to limited market knowledge and negotiation skills
    2. Costly contract errors, particularly if certain contingencies are left off.
    3. Missed properties, especially with pocket listings and other up-and-coming homes.

Since agents typically schedule and lead showings, forgoing representation may also make it hard to tour potential properties you’re interested in. Remember, buyer’s agents are paid for by the seller; it can only hurt to go it alone.

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