If you are looking for a home you'll want someone dedicated to getting you the best deal possible. Someone who will pledge their loyalty -100% of it - to YOU and not the Seller.
Only an Exclusive Buyer's Agent can GUARANTEE you 100% loyalty, 100% of the time
Historically, real estate agents used to all represent the Seller. They worked with Buyers, but they worked for the Seller. The problem with this arrangement is that there was no way the agent could represent Buyers if their fiduciary responsibility was to the Seller!
One of the "work-arounds" for this scenario is a strategy called Designated Agency where one agent in an office works for Sellers and another agent in the same office works with Buyers. While it seems logical that this would solve the issue, it only complicates it because all listings belong to the Broker, and the Broker (in Designated Agency situations) is a Dual Agent so he/she cannot fully represent either party!
So your only real option - if you want someone to fully represent your best interests - is to use the services of an Exclusive Buyer's Agent.
And that's what we do.
We will work with you to identify the home that best meets your wants and needs, and then we'll do everything in our power to make sure you get it at a price you can afford.
And we'll be working in your best interest... not the Seller's.