Why do I need a realtor?Here is my question I am looking to buy a home and wondering why I would want a realtor to represent me in the buying process? Why wouldn't you want too go straight through the selling agent? The the sites I have looked at say it is such a great idea to have one and it doesnt cost me anything but I think it does. Say you want a house listed at $200,000 and offer $194,000 but then my agent gets 3% of the sale price (6,000 roughly) from the seller and the the sellers agent gets 3% of the sale price ($6,000 roughly) leaving the seller net of $182,000. But if I go through the sellers agent they basicall get thier 3% ($6000 roughly) and so the sellers net is $188,000 making it more appealing too accept my offer right? Besides realtor only need too take 60 hours of classes pass a test and they are liscenced. So if anybody can tell me why i need one or have any experience with buying a home without representation I would love an email or a reply on here or some good sites I should look at let me know!January 11 2010 - Woodbury00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.