Have questions related to buying a home in Jacksonville, Florida? Traditions Realty REALTOR® Beth King provides expert answers.
Do I Really Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy a House?
You don’t really need a real estate agent to get into our house, but it’s really in your best interest. Most people don’t realize that you’re not actually the one that is paying the fee to buy the house. The person that’s selling the house is paying the broker-that is the listing broker-a certain percentage of the purchase price of the house. The buyer’s agent, which would be your agent, is paid out of this percentage. So you as a buyer pay nothing to have an agent represent you, but you get a lot in return. Most people get really concerned whenever you start talking about that legalities of buying a house. It’s really best for you. If you deal with somebody who’s been through this process 20, 30, even 100 times they know the ins and outs, where the pitfalls are, and how you can miss them along the way.