It's a FREE service to work with a realtor on a purchase or rental. I am sure that you don't believe this to be true, but it is! The seller or landlord pays for the realtor. Why...cause they want a legitimate tenant who will pay the rental on a monthly basis and not become a free tenant as tenants have rights too. And sellers want to sell their homes not list for sale by owner and wait for a person to knock on their door to purchase the home. Especially if you have a condo or townhouse...who will know that your property is for sale and that seller wants to make sure that the purchaser is qualified and is able to complete the sale. This is the substance that a realtor brings to the table. PROFESSIONALISM, TRUST, EFFECTIVENESS AND CLOSED DEALS!
I sure hope that you change your mind about realtors before you lose any money or sleep.
Best of luck!
Iris I Romero
Sky~Land International Realty