If you're a buyer or seller, hiring a real estate agent is vital.
The most important role of a real estate agent isn't just about finding homes. With over 93% or more of buyers starting their home search on the internet, real estate agents are aware that buyers will come to them, in most cases, with a home already in mind.
The agent's role is more about guiding you through the process, educating you along the way, and negotiating on your behalf to the seller and their agent. A savvy agent knows the ins and outs of the local market, where to direct you for school, community, zoning, and road information.
Lastly, having an agent that knows how to communicate and how often, so that you are the most informed buyer out there.