What's a real estate agent do?
April 16, 2010 7:45 AM Subscribe
What can a good real estate agent do for me that the internet can't?
posted by malhouse to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
I'm looking to buy a lot to build on here in Los Angeles, and I'm a little bit hazy on what benefits I get by hiring a real estate agent. Don't they just go on mls.com like anyone could? And when agents say they specialize in certain areas of town, what does that mean? Do they really know about listings other agents, or websites, don't know about?
Apologies if I'm sounding demeaning to the profession -- I am actually just clueless.