I came across this article about why buyer’s should use real estate brokers and found it very helpful. There is a misconception that buyer’s will get a lower price if they chose to represent themselves. The truth is that by not having a broker, you are giving the listing broker both sides of the deal, and their alliance is with the seller. Having someone represent you on one of the largest purchases you will make is not only smart, but can help you avoid problems down the road. I recommend spending the five minutes to read the article if you are considering buying.