This one is huge! I cannot express how important it is to use an experienced realtor for your purchase transaction. Using the right realtor can save you thousands of dollars out of pocket and as a buyer and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Realtors are used for more than just showing a kitchen and a nice bathroom. A good realtor can negotiate the sales price of the home you are interested in or assist you in getting seller credit to reduce your out of pocket purchase expenses. Realtors not only have those uncomfortable negotiation conversations with the seller, but they are also that angel on your shoulder telling you when its time to walk away from your dream home because it just wasn’t right. The reputable Realtor thinks about more than helping you buy a great home, they also consider the challenges that you may face when it comes time for you to sell that home as well. Sometimes a home may look great but it is in a terrible location and can hurt your ability to sell and ultimately buy your next home. This is where your guardian angel shines! It is understood that not all homes are bought for the purpose of turning a profit. However, if you are looking at investment homes a good Realtor can assist you in finding a home that will increase in value and help you build equity increasing the profitability of your investment home. We say all of that to say this, it is far too important for the buyer in any situation to use a Realtor because it can save, and make you money!