You can ask a local Realtor to work for you. A Buyer's agent is most likely going to be compensated by the seller, so you can have professional representation with no cost to you. I have helped many investors, first time home buyers, etc. buy a home and they never had to pay me. I am from SWFL, and am a local Realtor with 16 years of previous mortgage experience, so I can pretty much cover all aspects of buying a home.