1) Convenient: Researching and scheduling showings can consume a lot of your time. Why not let someone who does it for their job 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 also have access to know what homes aren’t on the market, but looking for buyers. 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’s not impossible to find your dream 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) Mitigater of Emotions: Buying a house is very emotional. A realtor will remove any emotions associated with the sale and get you your home at a great price! 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, Legalities and Writing a Contract: Do you know the rules to all of these? Enough said. 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 ($195 for Coldwell Banker). Typically, the buyer agent's commission is paid by the seller. So you really have no reason NOT to use a buyer agent.