"Like it or not, the real estate agent helping you house hunt is
usually working for the seller and is legally bound to try to get the seller
the highest price. But buyers no longer have to fend for themselves. You can
hire a buyer agent to work on your behalf."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Exclusive buyer's agents work only for consumers and often can save
them money - and they don't cost more to hire. Buyer's agents are not tied to
any particular property or agency, so they will show buyers any home, even
those for sale by owner."
"Unlike the traditional agent who looks out for the seller, a buyer
broker acts as your advocate, helping you find the home you want and then
negotiating the lowest possible price. The best buyer brokers are so-called
exclusive agents - that is, they represent only buyers, never sellers..."
"Exclusive agencies are the best. They remove any conflict of interests, which is the main reason for considering a buyer broker in the first place."
“Hiring a buyer’s broker costs the home buyer nothing extra.”