As the other agents have stated, as a buyer you should not be paying for Realtor assistance. Most agents in our area don't even require buyers to sign an exclusive buyer agency agreement. If you are being asked to pay for literature, that sounds like the sites that will send you information on foreclosures. Truth be told almost all foreclosures end up getting listed in our mls. In addition a lot of the information I see these foreclosure sites send out is out of date and the properties are sold already. Below is a link to the mls in your area. Use it to your hearts delight, ITS FREE!
If there is anything else I can do let me know.
A REALTOR can help you find a home without signing a contract and free of charge. Please feel free to reach out to me. Thanks.
Pete George - REALTOR
Century 21 Scheetz
317-702-2881 - Cell