When you are ready to look for a home, you may choose from several real estate brokers to work with. Brokers can supply information regarding current homes for sale, past sales, neighborhood benefits and financing options. Brokers who represent you can also provide assistance as your advocate in the negotiating process.
Rules in many states have changed in recent years, and now brokers often represent buyers, sellers, and sometimes both buyers and sellers (as a disclosed dual agent). Brokers can also have other roles, such as facilitating a transaction. When working with a broker, be sure to understand who the broker represents and what services are being provided for you.