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By BeachBrokerBill | Broker in Encinitas, CA

So why don't you ask your agent?

Excuse me for being blunt, but....

If you are working with an agent, and you are coming to the Trulia forum to ask a question related to real estate, there is something wrong.

Let me rephrase that - if you are feeling doubt as to whether your agent is giving you the right and/or correct answer to your questions and feel you need to post them here, there is a problem.

Really, from a strictly technical perspective, agents shouldn't even be addressing a number of these types of questions that buyers and sellers post on Trulia.  But what is truly concerning is that consumers find themselves in a place in which they feel they have to go outside of their agent relationship they have established to find comfort in the answers they seek. It simply illustrates that agents, as a whole, need to do a better job representing their clients...and that some agents need to leave the business.

If you as a buyer or seller find yourself posting a question here about your agent or your transaction, think more deeply about your motivations and whether you are working with the right person in the first place; and if not, either talk to their broker or strive to find another agent if you are not mid-transaction. Yes, it is about you. There are plenty of agents in the Trulia forums, with profiles you can view and see whether they know what they are talking about or not. Many of these agents will do a great job for you. We want and appreciate your business.

So post your questions - it's great to get a second opinion and we will do our best to answer them; but know in many cases the only one who can truly fix the root of the problem is you.

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By Ken Allen,  Mon May 21 2012, 12:44
Good analysis and posting.

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