Bill, the answer is yes. Using a broker to represent you as a buyer is definetely in your best interest. As a buyers broker the realtor/agent represents you. He/she has only your best interest in mind along with a fiduciary responsibilty to you and ownly you. An experienced realtor will have in depth knowledge of the marketplace, a solid understanding of where the market has been and the direction it is heading. Since we do it day in and day out we are up to date on the big picture and also what is happening in the neighborhoods. It is very important in order to negotiate the best deal for a client to be familiar with the inventory in that neighborhood and/or area. This type of hands on knowledge is critical in negotiating the best deal for you with the seller. We also educate and guide you through the entire process from the offer to moving in and beyond. We have access to vendors, skilled craftsman, and can also help you to get pre-approved and/or financed through a competitive institution. Our goal is to get you the best deal and to make the transaction seamless. Please feel free to go to my website for information on schools, towns, and many articles for buyers. You can also search for homes for free. We would be glad to meet with you to discuss your needs and to see if we are a good fit. Best of luck. I certainly hope we have helped.