Buying a home is a significant and complex financial transaction - especially in today's real estate market. So choosing someone to guide you through the process is an important decision. The number one mistake a buyer makes is thinking they'll get a better deal if they go it on their own. The problem with that - VIRGINIA is a BUYER BEWARE STATE. If you're not represented you lose possibly the best service you could ever get for free - BUYER REPRESENTATION. It doesn't cost you a thing but could save you everything. Your Realtor can negotiate solely on your behalf, reduce your stress and save you money. BE SMART.