After years of staying away from the home market, families are finally once again, tentatively dipping a toe into the waters of the housing market. It used to be that home buyers, unsure of themselves when making the biggest investment of their lives, would always sign up for help from a buyer’s agent. They would pay for the services of someone who worked for a real estate broker so that they could be guided for getting house for rent in Bangalore. Venturing into the home market for the first time in years though, people buying a house today are trying to venture forth with no wingman. Why is this?

The standard argument for a buyer’s agent usually, has been that since the party selling the house is represented by a seller’s agent who’s hell-bent on milking the most money from you, you need your own professional to counter what the other professional tries to do to you. These days, only one out of three people buying a home even mention that they got their information from a real estate agent; and even out of those who do use real estate agents, only about one in two has buyer representation..

As far as experts in the matter are concerned, buying fully furnished apartments for rent in Bangalore by yourself is a terribly risky move, they say; even more so than selling the house yourself without professional representation. To begin with, there really is no reason why a buyer should pass on a buyer’s agent; it’s not as if he pays anything for such representation. The buyer’s agent splits the commission the seller’s agent gets from the seller. And the agent brings quite a bit of useful information to the negotiations.

For instance, a buyer’s agent usually has access to information about how properties in the area have sold over the years. This could help in the bidding strategy. Buyers on the other hand feel that they do have access to quite a bit of the information that was at one time only available to professionals. They can find out median sales prices in any area, they can find out about how long a house owner has tried to sell his house and how many times And anyway, since a buyer’s agent doesn’t make any money until he actually gets you to buy a house, buyers feel that they’ll just be pressured into buying something as soon as possible. What if he won’t tell you to wait so that prices fall?

Sometimes, when you’re buying a house and you walk into an agent’s office after having looked at an advertisement, you think that you’re dealing with a buyer’s agent who will work for you. In reality, the person you’re talking to is the seller’s agent working for the seller. He’s pulling double duty. How ever do you know whom you’re dealing with?

Some people just don’t feel confident trusting in a stranger when it comes to dealing with their money. A middleman, they feel, would just mean all kinds of new problems.