If you have already found a home, you have the option to use the agent that is listing the home, or choose your own agent. If you decide to work with the agent that is listing the home, be sure they explain to you "dual agency". That means they represent both parties, the sellers and the buyers. That way you can decide if that type of representation will work for you.
Good luck to you!
Benny Smith 412-498-7868
You definitely want to have your own agent. If the home is listed with an agent, that agent will struggle to have both the seller and buyer's best interests in mind. You want someone on your side only that will fight to get you the best price possible. A common misconception is that you have to pay to use an agent. The seller is paying all of your agent's cost with the exception of a $295 one time fee. I think $295 is well worth the piece of mind, that you have someone on your side and only keeping your best interests in mind when taking on such a large purchase. I would be more than happy to assist you further. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your options.
RE/MAX Advanced REALTORS