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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Home by Peter Richmond

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Chapter3
Finding a Realtor
In This Chapter
• How a real estate professional can help you
• What agents do and don’t do
• How to find the right agent for you
• Real estate commissions—who pays?
When you’re looking for your perfect home, you need to have an experienced real estate professional—also known as a real estate agent, broker, or Realtor—leading the way. This professional knows the current real estate market and the values of homes in particular neighborhoods. This professional will also give you all the information you need to make your decision, show you homes in your price range, and guide you through the process of making a bid and signing the final paperwork.
A word of caution: quickly discard the notion of doing a home search and purchase ...

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