If you are going to be looking for a new home soon, then you may have been talking to friends and family about your decision. You may have been hearing a lot of tips and advice from those who have already gone through the process. One of the things you may have heard is how so-and-so sold or bought their home without an agent and saved so much money. This may leave you wondering if you too could buy your home on your own. Perhaps, the best thing for you to do at this point is to learn just some of the various tasks a real estate agent can and will do for you. Then, you will have a clearer picture of whether or not you should go with one for your real estate needs.

Your agent will actively look for the right home for you

Your agent has a lot of tools and resources at their fingertips that help them search through sales listings, so they can present you with the ones they feel meet your criteria. Since they work in the industry daily, they will also have contacts through networking that can give them the 'heads up' on a fantastic home that may be perfect for you, before it even hits the MLS.

Your agent will schedule showings for you to look at

When you let your agent now that you may be interested in one or more of the homes they have presented to you, they will work diligently to set the soonest available showings for you. This is so that you can see those places fast, increasing the chance of you having time to get an offer in before anyone else can.

Your agent will work out all the details

Your agent will work out any bugs or other issues that can arise that are within their control. They will be in contact with the seller's agent, and the two of them can come to agreements and compromises that can help to save the sale.

Your agent will go through all paperwork and make sure you understand it

Contracts and other paperwork regarding purchasing a home can be long and confusing to anyone who isn't educated on understanding them. Your agent will go through the paperwork to make sure it looks good to them and then they will go through it with you, explaining everything in it that you don't quite understand. This can help prevent you from signing a contract that you may later regret.

Your agent will coordinate everything promptly

Your real estate agent will make sure everything that has to get done will get done in a time frame that keeps the sale moving forward and without any glitches. Some of these things can include getting earnest money in, making sure forms have been signed and returned on time, having inspections done promptly and more.

Your agent will be there through the closing process

Your agent will schedule the closing, and they will be there with you during the closing. They can really help make sure everything goes smoothly.


If you are going to be buying a home, you should really consider getting a real estate agent. This small example of some of the things they will do for you is just a snippet of what they do on a daily basis. They take a lot of the confusion, burden, stress, and mistakes out of the home buying process that someone who goes through it alone may experience.

For more information, contact your local real estate services