For most people purchasing or selling a home in the state of Washington, hiring an agent makes a lot of sense. For a seller, a listing agent will market your home, seek out the best price and advise you on the offers you receive. For a buyer, an agent will put in the work to find you a home within your budget, in the area you want, and help prepare a competitive offer if necessary. However, for a lot of people buying or selling a house, an agent is expensive and unnecessary. Hiring an experienced real estate lawyer to handle the purchase and sale of a residential home may be the way to go.