Advantage of using an LLC as a buyer vs. a person

For A-B, B-C short sale deals…

What are the advantages to using an LLC to act as the B-buyer? vs.
The other option, which is to use an investor as the B-buyer.

so two scenarios would be:

  1. The A-seller sells to John Smith (the investor) who resells to the end buyer (Patrick).
  2. The A-seller sells to Realty Solution LLC who resells to the end buyer (Patrick).

I’m just trying to understand the use of LLCs better.

LLCs make it easier to work with partners.

The disadvantage is that there are increased costs.

They will not hide the principals involved nor will you avoid transfer taxes.