The short answer of that question is YES! But for the sake of blogging, allow me to elaborate. In a era of DIYer’s, there’s just some things you should leave to the professionals. You trust your doctor to manage your health and your mechanic to fix your car, why not trust a Realtor to aide in purchasing a home?
Buyers agents are trained to negotiate a good price, research property history, coordinate title work, facilitate inspections, refer you to the top lending professionals in the area, and are there every step of the way during the entire process. And to sweeten the deal? In our market, sellers usually pay the Agent’s commission! So what do you have to lose? Nothing! But you stand to lose plenty if you try to navigate a major purchase like this on your own!