The last time I bought a home I believe that my agent really looked out for me. Why would anything be different today?

In the past, there was a lot of bending of the rules. Agents believed that they had to take some risks in order to obtain referrals and future business from you. In today’s litigious environment, however, real estate agents are much more cautious. The only way to get an agent on your side is to hire a buyer’s agent.