Buying a Home: Hire a Real Estate Agent or Go It Alone?

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Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent when Buying a House

You're in the market for a new home and wondering what is the best way to start your search. Many questions begin to arise as you begin this exciting milestone in your life, and chances are you're probably wondering whether you should go at it alone or if you should work with a real estate agent.

Purchasing a house without a real estate agent is possible, but unless you are well-versed in the ins and outs of making real estate