IT will depend on the real estate you choose to purchase.
As others have stated, in the overwhelming number of transactions, there will be NO COST the the buyer for help of a real estate professional.
However, some brokerages will list a property for sale with only $1(one whole dollar) in compensation to the agent representing the buyer. This is the service provided by many limited service brokerages. If you should stumble onto a home for sale in this category, be sure to discuss with your agent your preferences:
- Remove these listings from my choices
- Pay your agent directly
- Let the professional you hired do what they do best...NEGOTIATE with the seller.
Other complications arise should you entertain the option of short sales, bank owned and auctioned properties.
As you can see, the freedom of choice home buyers and sellers demanded and received, has made the real estate marketing landscape much more complex. Such complexity tends to make help from an experienced professional worthwhile.
Share this note with your agent and have the 'talk.'
Assure your agent of your commitment to the process
You will be glad you did.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Scotsdale Bluffs, Dunedin Home Tour