I currently rent an apartment and the lease will be up in January. My partner and I are not sure if we want to rent or buy for our next place. We love the idea of buying but we feel like we shouldn’t try while the market is like this. We also don’t know how long we will be staying in the area as we have discussed plans to move to another state. Neither of us have experience buying a home, so we certainly would need an agent if we go that route.
Could an agent help in the event that we choose to rent? Should we hire one to help us decide which option is best for our budget and needs? And how much does this typically cost? I would call a company and ask these questions but I feel so silly having 0 knowledge about how hiring a realtor works or how to buy a house.