1) Convenient: Researching and scheduling showings can consume a lot of your time. Realtors have tools that make these things easier. Why not let them do it? 2) Market Knowledge: Realtors understand the market, making it easier for them to find the best home at the right price for you. 3) Insider Knowledge: Not only do they know the market, they may also know about potential homes before they hit the market. 4) Identify Your Needs: You probably have a ton of things you’re looking for in a home. Realtors are able to rein you in and prioritize your needs so it is possible to find your perfect home. 5) Access to Comps and Sales Information: Knowing what other houses similar to yours sold for will come in useful when you start submitting offers. 6) Professional Negotiation: Speaking of making offers, it can be a very scary and daunting experience! Realtors have done this many times and will help make it easier on you. 7) Curb Emotions: Buying a house is very emotional. A realtor will remove any emotions associated with the sale and help you make the best decisions during the process. 8) Professional Connections: To get to the closing table, you have to go through a lot of professionals. A realtor already knows and has worked with these professionals, so you won’t have to take extra time to find your own. 9) Knowledge of Industry Standards and Familiarity with Contracts: Do you have any idea what you are doing? It is easy to make a costly mistake if you do not have the proper knowledge. 10) And if the top nine reasons didn’t convince you yet, then this one definitely will: A buyer’s agent is free! Well almost. There is usually a small admin fee upon closing, but the cost is minimal ($295 for Berkshire Hathaway). Typically, the buyer agent's commission is paid by the seller. So you really have no reason NOT to use a buyer agent.