"Look for a Buyer's Broker who will work solely in your best interest when
negotiating a real estate purchase. Stay away from those who accept seller
"Consider an Exclusive Buyer's Broker who will represent only you, not the seller.
Nonexclusive real estate agents tend to show you their own listings first, since
they won't have to share the commission if they represent both the buyer and the seller. Then they'll probably show you their firm's listing, since they stand to
gain from those sales as well."
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
"It is your responsibility to search for an broker who will represent your interests
in the real estate transaction. If you want someone to represent only your interests, consider hiring an 'Exclusive Buyer's Broker' who will be working for you only."