Do I need a Realtor to buy?
I'm in CA and considering moving. I'd use Realtor to sell because I don't want to mess with it. Do I need one to buy? I suppose I don't NEED one but is it better? The 3% commission irks my spouse. :)
If I don't bring an agent, does the listing agent get both ends of the commission or is the 3% knocked off or uhhh yeah I don't know. There is not a lot of properties of the type we're interested in so we could probably locate the houses without assistance.
I guess I'm wondering if it's cheaper to do the transaction with an attorney instead of using a Realtor. Housing prices are absurdly high here so it's a large commission.