Buyers and Agents should view their relationship as a team. There can be so many components in a successful transaction and each person depends on the other. We thought this article was well written on why a professional realtor is beneficial and also the importance of knowing the buyer is committed.

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/37621-20150821-why-home-buyers-should-hire-a-professional