You never have to pay "extra" to have an agent represent you. Agents are paid from the Seller's proceeds and the price of a home/property takes those costs of sale and marketing into account. The agent marketing the home will get paid. Whether or not you have representation. In residential real estate, especially, it is always in your best interest to have a qualified, licensed agent represent your best interests in moving through a sale. It is what agents do! In the business daily menas an agent is familiar with the little nuances that can make or break a sale from the condition of the property, to the negotiation process, to the myriad of details that can throw a purchase off course. Seriously consider sepaking with an agent, know your rights and enjoy the shopping! There are fewer purchses more important to any individual than the purchase of a home. Why not have a person who knows the business work and walk with you through the entire process?
NYS Lic Broker Assoc. HUNT Real Estate
Residential and Hospitality/Health Commercial Real estate