NerdWallet: 5 things real-estate agents don’t want you to know about them

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Buying or selling a home is likely the biggest financial transaction you’ll ever complete. Real-estate agents can guide you through the process, but hire the wrong one, and you could lose precious time and money.

As with any profession, there are top-notch real-estate agents who do things by the book and lackluster ones who cut corners. To avoid a bad experience, you need to do some research and ask a lot of questions.

Learn these lessons now to help you make better decisions later.

1. They sometimes work for both sides

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