As a prospective Buyer, you should be aware that in many cases the Agent representing the Seller is legally obligated to pass any information along to the sellers which you provide to them ... information which could dramatically and adversely impact your ability to be represented fairly.
Working with a Buyer Agent eliminates any conflict of interest as YOUR agent works only to represent YOUR needs. As well as providing dedicated representation, the Buyer Agent invests substantial time and effort in locating your dream home.
A large part of the Buyer Agent's work is performed "behind the scenes", previewing homes, researching comparable sales, gaining market knowledge, evaluating changing legislations and maintaining professional credentials.
In return for the dedicated work that a Buyer Agent provides for you, the client, is to ask for your loyalty and commitment. This will give the agent the security in knowing that they will be paid for their time. Remember that an agent that is representing you will be investing considerably more time with you than an agent who is just simply showing you homes.
Having a Buyer Agent will enable you to be represented professionally. They will not only help you find a home, but also guide you and make you feel comfortable during all the decisions you have to make. And, best of all, in most cases, these services are free of charge to you, as the seller's representative pays the commission.