Why do I need a real estate agent to buy a house?
Agents may be able to give you access to more listings (including those that are For Sale By Owner).
They can also help you avoid paying too much for a property.
Negotiating the price and sale conditions.
Your agent can serve as a liaison between you and pushy sellers or seller’s agents.
Do you have to use a realtor to buy a house?
If you’re wondering whether you need a Realtor to buy a house, the answer is no. Some buyers may hesitate to use a Realtor because they don’t want to be saddled with Realtor fees. Typically, though, buyers don’t pay the commission; sellers do.
How do you submit an offer on a house without a realtor?
Submit a completed purchase and sale contract as an offer via fax or in person to the listing agent, if the seller is using one. Only submit the offer directly to the seller if the home is an FSBO. Negotiations also go through the listing agent, if one is involved.
Do you pay a real estate agent if you are the buyer?
The seller effectively pays your buyer’s agent to negotiate on your behalf. There are circumstances under which a buyer might pay a brokerage directly, such as when there’s no commission offered because the property is for sale by owner. But the commission is typically paid by the seller to the listing brokerage.