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Home buying can be quite complicated. Real estate agents and brokers can assist buyers through this process and negotiate with homeowners.

There are many decisions associated with home buying. One decision you’ll have to make is whether or not you consult a real estate agent or broker. There are a number of things to consider before deciding what works best for you. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about real estate agents and brokers.

What are the some of the differences between real estate agents, realtors and real estate brokers?

Real estate agent and realtor are synonymous terms. On the other hand, real estate brokers and real estate agents share several differences. The Bureau of Labor, Statisticswww.bls.gov, describes real estate agents as independent sales people who may be contracted by a real estate broker. Real estate brokers usually manage multiple real estate agents and supervise their negotiations. Real estate brokers may also rent or manage a homeowner’s property for a fee.

Why should you work with a real estate agent or real estate broker?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, www.hud.gov, recommends using either an agent or a broker for the following reasons:

  • They can guide you through the process of buying or selling a home.
  • These professionals are familiar with homeowner’s concerns about the neighborhood such as safety, quality of schools, traffic volume, etc.
  • They can help you determine a price range.
  • They save you time house hunting.
  • They can help you get a better deal on the home.

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