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Be incouraged, there are others just like you. Read the words of this Trulia user who thought 'sharing' an agent would be a good idea.
And this person accepts no responsibility for their action and seeks to BLAME the agent.
What will you do? Attempt to put Humpty Dumpty back together again or avoid the perils from the start. The choice is yours.
Let me ask you, if you are buying a home that is in a trust or held through an LLC, what do you need to know? What if its Nationstar foreclosure? What if the house is priced 24% below market value? What if the seller REQUIRES you to obtain a 'Clear-to-Close' through the lender they identify? (no charges to you) What's the end game?
I know, you don't see the buyer agent doing much. That is exactly what a good captain does....make the journey appear easy. I doubt you have a clue regarding the first step to take in the above scenarios, but will need to put Humpty Dumpty back together when you tumble from the wall.
The job of the professional you hire is to keep you from harming yourself. When they are successful it appears just as you have observed. 'That was EASY!"
You may want to consider working with a better buyer's agent. As with any industry, there are people who are lazy/unmotivated, and you definitely don't want people like that representing you. I would recommend talking to the agent first about the situation, then if nothing changes, I would seek the help of a different agent.