A first time home buyer is at a real disadvantage. Because you haven’t done this before, there are plenty of things that you can overlook. A realtor will make sure you cover yourself adequately. This means making sure that every inspection has been done, that any septic or well permits are taken care of and that everything is in order with the property. If you want to get an idea of how complex this is, take a look at the total amount of paperwork that goes along with selling a house. A realtor already knows all of that paperwork inside and out and they pass that knowledge along to you.We fell into a merry discussion about aging beauty queens, life after divorce, and being owned by terriers and, to make a long story short, we became fast friends. Susan has continued to follow my lively adventures as a new divorcee in the dating scene.