Pretty diverse knowledge base here, so I thought I'd run this by: what advantage, if any, would there be to a home buyer choosing not to use a buyer's agent when purchasing a home? We've had some folks tell us this is a smart way to go, but no one really seems to be able to tell me why.
I've only purchased one home, and that was a new construction unit. We did have a mortgage broker/agent who initially handled our mortgage and also represented us with the builder's selling agent. Everything went smoothly and trouble free, and I don't think it cost us any additional money.