Zillow Advice: Agents - Why should I use a real estate salesperson? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-should-I-use-a-real-estate-salesperson/468702/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Why wouldn't you it's free? ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-should-I-use-a-real-estate-salesperson/468702/ Why wouldn't you it's free? <em>(hotlinks deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines)</em> There's 12 reasons other than the cost explained in the blog. <br/><br/>I just had a friend who moved out of state and thought he could save himself the&nbsp;equivalent&nbsp;of half the commission on the purchase price by not using a buyers agent (which is the thought of many buyers). Against my recommendation he tried to negotiate with the listing agent on his own. The listing agent out negotiated him and kept her full commission. This method does not work to save buyers money.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-should-I-use-a-real-estate-salesperson/468702/ 2012-11-16T19:08:00Z For Buyers it is really easy: ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-should-I-use-a-real-estate-salesperson/468702/ For Buyers it is really easy: &nbsp;It doesn't cost you anything, and I make the process as easy as possible.<br/><br/>For Sellers it isn't that much more difficult: &nbsp;Let me take care of all the work involved with selling your property, and help you net as much as possible from your sale.<br/><br/>For both you need to answer additional questions--if any. &nbsp;ie with a seller "what work?" then you tell them all that you do. &nbsp;ie with a buyer "how do you make it easier" and then you tell them what you do.<br/><br/>Best wishes from So-Cal and good luck Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-should-I-use-a-real-estate-salesperson/468702/ 2012-11-16T16:45:00Z