Purchasing a home without a real estate agent representing you is like going to court by yourself against someone who has a great attorney!
What most people shopping for homes fail to realize is this: when you are driving around, see a house for sale, and call the agent listed on the sign, you are really calling "the other attorney."
(although we are not implying that real estate agents are attorneys...it's just an analogy)
That agent on the sign was hired by the SELLER to represent the SELLER'S interests.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS AS A BUYER
You can hire your own REALTOR® to serve as your Buyer's Representative. 99% of the time, this will COST YOU NOTHING. In Middle Tennessee, the buyer's agent and the seller's agent split the real estate commission. So part of the money that the seller pays to their agent for listing the home will be shared with the buyer's agent at closing.
With this arrangement, both parties have unbiased, professional representation to help look out for their interests.
HOW TO HIRE THE DRUMMOND TEAM TO REPRESENT YOU
INSTANCES WHERE YOU COULD OWE A COMMISSION TO YOUR BUYER'S AGENT