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Why should I work with a real estate agent when buying a home?

The internet has made it so easy for us to stay at home and shop.

Need a new jacket? Buy it online. The store is offering free shipping and even free returns if it doesn't fit. A car? Buy online and have it delivered to your home. It even comes with a seven-day trial to test drive it or return it.

And it's now easier than ever to shop for a home online, but should you buy a house in New Jersey without the assistance of a real estate agent? It can be done, but before you decide to do so, review the benefits of working with an agent.

  1. Experience.
  2. Ability to keep agents on the other side of the transaction from pestering you to buy once you've shown interest.
  3. Knowledge of the neighborhood.
  4. Availability of comparative market information to show you if you are paying too much for a home.
  5. Skills to negotiate a lower sales price.
  6. Experience with required paperwork.
  7. Assistance in setting up appointments such as home inspections, especially if you are an out-of-town buyer.
  8. Point of contact if problems arise before or after the transaction closes.

It's important to remember that in most real estate transactions, it's the seller who pays commissions to the agents – not the buyer. While there are many closing costs for buyers when they purchase a home, commission to the agent typically isn't one.

And if you have any questions as you review contracts for the home purchase, you could add an attorney experienced in real estate law to your team. This is a huge transaction you are about to complete, and you might feel more comfortable having your documents reviewed by a legal professional.

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