If you're in the process of buying a home, here are the signs it's time to call an agent.

1. You believe everything on the internet. While you can view tons of listings online, not all of the information is accurate or up-to-date. You'll see outdated comps, conflicting forecasts and different ratings. With access to the MLS and insight on properties about to hit the market, a Realtor will make sure you're considering all of the homes in your market that fit your criteria.

2. You have a hectic schedule and your kid’s bed time was the latest thing you’ve negotiated (and you lost.) You don't need to spend time sorting through listings and contacting sellers. An agent will do the browsing so you only visit the homes that best fit your needs and an agent with years of experience, can present and negotiate the best offer. Remember, you'll be going up against another professional negotiator: the seller's agent.

3. You don't know if a neighborhood is on the way up or down. An agent who knows the neighborhood can give you the scoop about local developments and changes that don't always pop up in a Google search. He or she will also put them in context of larger market forces that could impact the future value of a home.

If you're looking for an experienced real estate agent to guide you through the home buying process, contact me 678-283-6765