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04/03/2014 09:14 am ET Updated Apr 07, 2014

5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You (VIDEO)

Buying a home can be a wonderful investment and, not to mention, an exciting new life step. But between shopping for mortgages, scouring listing services and visiting one open house after another, it's certainly not a simple, one-stop-shop kind of process. And (as if that wasn't enough to deal with) there's also the small little detail of coping with real estate agents.

Yes, they can be fantastic allies as you embark on your journey of finding your dream home, but more often than not, they're keeping some major secrets to themselves.

From only seeing the "me" in "home" to exercising their right to a floating commission, the video above details the biggest things your realtor just isn't telling you -- things that you, as a buyer, should definitely know.

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