Purchasing a home? Get your real estate agent guide you
Buying a home is complicated, expensive and time-consuming. Most buyers and sellers welcome help from a real estate agent to walk them through the process, handle the paperwork and fight any battles that may arise.
"How often does a buyer go through the home-buying process? Maybe two or three times in a lifetime. How many times does a good agent go through the process? Twenty or 30 times a year. Why would anyone buy a home without an agent?" said Sara Rubida, a Long & Foster agent.