In the MlS system they state it is ok to advertise the property as well. Does that make a difference. See below for more details.

Asked by brooklynbelle21, Miami, FL Thu Mar 21, 2013

Like for instance you can find one property represented by various agents from different brokerage firms. And sometimes on trulia i notice they show more than one agent as well as a choice for contact.on various listings. In the ads the courtesy is given to broker and also shows the buyers agent brokerage firm. A way for a new agent to gain new leads.

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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Thu Mar 21, 2013
The agents that you see on the page are agents that pay to be featured, the listing states who the listing agent is. You must pay Trulia $xxx.00 per month to be featured on listings that the Buyers are reviewing, I don't think it guarantees to be featured on any particular listings though.
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Lila Lopez, Agent, South Miami, FL
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Good Afternoon,

On the MLS, if an agent marks a property that it is ok to advertise, then that does allow other realtors to use that property information for their advertising and yes, to be able to generate some additional leads. As for Trulia and Zillow any time I have a listing, it asks me when adding to confirm that I am in fact the listing agent for the particular home, which then should reflect the information as such. For most consumers there is also access to other lenders that may specialize in the areas that a buyer or seller can use to contact for assistance in buying or selling a home. I do as an agent have access to post/syncronize my listings with the MLS and that is something that I can do for free. Some agents also do pay extra to be featured more prominantly for the benefit of consumers.

I hope this answers your question.
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Based on my experience with Trulia and Zillow, I have to confirm I am the listing agent in order to "claim" a property and the right to advertise comes from my seller. When an agent allows for their listings to be OK to advertise, another agent can advertise the home on Craigslist, The Flyer, or many other site, as well as a third party agent. The goal of course for most agents is to ensure that the property they have listed on behalf of their sellers that it gets the maximum exposure possible. The inherant complication can be if the third party agent places inaccurate information, that can cause some problems.
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like you said trulia ask you to confirm that you are the listing agent but you aren't they just allow agents to advertise the property as well so that means no then you can only advertise on sites like craigslist.
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so does that mean people can post a listing on trulia as multiple agents do on craiglist if the agent says its ok to advertise in the mls system when they entered that is pretty much what I am asking.
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Terry Best, Agent, Bethany Beach, DE
Thu Mar 21, 2013
You have the listing agent and the selling agent. The listing agent is chosen to list a property by the owner. The selling or "buyer's agent" can be with any company. You can have a home listed with say REMAX and myself or any other agent with various firms can sell you the home. This makes a much more "free market". If you buy fom the listing agent, they just don't have to split the commission with anyone "as you would in the first scenario. This is dual agency. The downfall of dual agency is that it is a bit of a conflict of interest. Like playing on competing teams. You can also have dual agency with 2 agents from the same office representing the two sides. This is because agents are an extension of the broker "you have 2 agents,but only one broker over top of them" As a past home buyer,I like having 2 agents. Even if they are from the same office. I hope this helps.
Terry Best
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Meg Sahdala, Agent, Coral Gables, FL
Thu Mar 21, 2013
What Trulia does is a paid service for PRO agents when your name shows up right next to listed properties as a contact selling agent in certain zip codes you paid for. For MLS though its free when you as a selling agent give other agents permission to promote your property and get it sold faster. I hope it helps.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Thu Mar 21, 2013
We pay to be listed near listings on Trulia and Zillow and Everyone wants to get into our pockets for money. It's free to you because we pay big bucks to these companies.
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