Did you know according to the National Association of Realtors, 83 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent? That’s a pretty astounding percentage!

The value of a real estate agent’s expertise is immeasurable, which is why we have provided six reasons working with an a real estate agent will specifically be beneficial to you as a home buyer.

  1. Expert guidance
    You want to work with someone who can understand the legalese, the numerous forms, and the regulations. Real estate agents are immersed in this world and are up to date on best (and required) practices.
  2. Better market access
    If an agent is helping you buy, they will do all the footwork to find you your dream home, making phone calls and tracking down other agents.
  3. Local knowledge
    A real estate agent’s full time job is to be informed on the communities they live and work which means they will be able to better help you fulfill your wants and needs for a house.
  4. Objective opinions
    A REALTOR® offers an objective perspective. They can help you to prioritize your home needs and set realistic expectations about your want list.
  5. Negotiation expertise
    Contract negotiations can be complicated. Real estate agents are your advocate through this process. They can be a sounding board for you during tough transactions, and help to smooth things over when you and the other party don’t see eye to eye (which can often be the case).
  6. Financial protection
    REALTORS® are licensed through the National Association of REALTORS® and prescribe to a strict code of ethics. They are required to stay up to date on best practice, renew their licenses regularly, and answer to local associations if anything goes awry during a transaction. Because you enter into a contract with your real estate agent, they are legally bound to look out for your best interests, and a good agent always will.

We hope this information has helped you see how incredibly valuable and knowledgable real estate agents are and why using a

REALTOR® on your next home transaction will truly be beneficial to you.

If you’d like to contact an agent or learn more about how they can meet your home buying needs, let us know!

This content is not the product of the National Association of REALTORS®, and may not reflect NAR's viewpoint or position on these topics and NAR does not verify the accuracy of the content.