Written by Alex Biello, Realtor - Myrtle Beach Premier Properties

Buying a home is a really exciting time and most people think that it isn't necessary to hire a buyers agent.  Here's five reasons why you should hire a buyers agent first.

1) It's Free

Typically in a real estate transaction, the seller pays the commissions for the agents. So, financially, there's no risk

2) Set Up Showings & Know What To Look For

They'll do the tedious work of organizing showings that meet your criteria & walk you through the home.  A buyers agent will also know what to look for when viewing homes and may point out things you would not see yourself. 

3) They'll Work For You, Not The Seller

The listing agent works for the seller and wants to help them receive top-dollar for their property. A buyer's agent is working for you and has your interests in mind.  Many people also think they can "get a better deal" and most of the time, that is false. 

4) Most Up-To-Date Listings & Resources

Nothing is worse then finding a property you love, only to find out it sold a few days ago.  A buyer's agent will have the newest listings available to you and can help you with decisions based on the market.

5) Guide You Through The Entire Process

Your buyer's agent will be there for the entirety of the process, from negotiations, contracts, inspections & whatever else needs to get done.