10 Things Real Estate Agents Do for Buyers 

1.  Help you get a Mortgage - Your agent will assist you in finding the right lender or Mortgage broker to work with and will counsel you on working effectively with them. 

2. Narrow Down your search on the right location and properties - Your real estate agent will work with the needs and wants you've listed and will focus on those properties that meet your criteria, including your price range. 

3. Draft up a Solid Offer - Your agent will ensure that your offer is a sound one that protects you and impresses the seller. 

4. Negotiate a good Price - Experienced realtors know the value of what they are helping their clients buy. They will negotiate on your behalf to make sure you get the best possible offer, to ensure that you don't pay more than you have too.
5. Attend the Inspection - Every buyer agent should be present at the home inspection and ask the right questions about the condition of the home. 

6. Negotiate home inspection repair requests - the negotiations dont's stop at the initial offer. If there are any issues discovered during the home inspection, your agent will help you negotiate with the seller to either get them to make the repairs or cover their cost. 

7. Recommend Professionals - Home inspectors, contractors, lenders, and other professionals are often part of the real estate equation, and your agent will be able to recommend those that are highly reputable. 

8. Communicate with seller's agent - You and the seller will remain on the same page throughout the entire closing process thanks to your agent's roler in communicating all pertinent information between each party. 

9. Monitor your mortgage commitment - Your agent should follow up with your mortgage status, and guide you about what to do, and what not to do, before your home loan has been finalized. 

10. Help you Navigate the escrow and closing process - There is alot that happens during the escrow before a real estate deal closes, and your agent will help you through this process in a detailed step by step manner.