Buying a home should be fun and exciting but it can also be stressful. It’s a huge investment and also a major life event. Now you have to decide where you want to live, compromise your desires with your finances, find a home and make a deal. Don’t make the mistake of not hiring an agent early in the process.
Agents get paid the same no matter when you hire them or how much work they do. Why not hire them early in the process so they can help you and earn their commission? Why should you do all the work and the agent gets paid anyways?
By hiring your own agent up front you will be in control of the process and not just end up with an agent. You need to have your own agent that you can trust and rely on.
There are all kinds of traps and bait being set for you. Having your own agent early will help you avoid those pitfalls so you can concentrate on finding the right home for you at the right price.