It takes more than a trained real estate agent to understand the needs and concerns of buyer clients. It takes someone who has been there and has the same concerns when they’re home shopping.
I don’t want to minimize the technical aspects of the home buying process though. Every year it becomes more complex. Between government legislation, environmental laws, mortgage documentation requirements and the legal aspects of a home purchase, the home buyer must be on top of all aspects of the process, or be helped by a professional. There’s plenty to do!