What Should I Expect From A Real Estate Agent When Buying A House?

Buying a home, especially for the first time, can come with lots of confusion and unanswered questions.

One of the first things that you should know when buying a home is that you need a top real estate agent representing you.

A common question from home buyers is “what should I expect from a real estate agent when buying a home?”

Before you worry about what to expect from a buyers agent, you need to understand the different roles a real estate agent can play in a transaction.

The most common titles for real estate agents include sellers agent, buyers agent, dual agent, and dual agent with designated sales agency.

When buying a home, one type of agent you want to try and avoid is a dual agent.  Dual agency in real estate is essentially when an agent ‘represents’ both the buyer and the seller.

You might be asking yourself, how is it feasible an agent can fairly represent both a buyer and a seller?  Well, in most cases, it’s not feasible to fairly represent both parties.

So, what should you expect from your real estate agent when buying a house?  Find out 10 things to expect from a real estate agent when buying a house in this article!

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Written by Kyle Hiscock

I've been helping buyers and sellers move in, out, and around the Rochester, NY area since 2011. I've helped hundreds of buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals.

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