Trulia's question and answer forum is a great way for consumers to do research and gather information regarding buying or selling a home as well as financing and mortgages. As is the case with your question here, many different real estate agents will give you feedback and because real estate is a very opinionated industry as a whole, you can get many different takes on a particular subject which can all be helpful and relevant.
In addition to that, real estate agents have the opportunity to market their listings to potential buyers and the buyers themselves have a vast amount of inventory on the site to look at as opposed to a single agents web site which may be limited as to the number of listings. That being said, not all active listings are on Trulia or any one web site for that matter. In the end, as a buyer, you will probably have to look at many web sites to get a full grasp of everything that is currently out there for sale.
Other web sites you may want to view if your looking to purchase a property in Brooklyn include http://www.BNYMLS.com
Or if you prefer you can visit our company web site at http://www.MadisonEstates.com
which provides you with all the active listings on both of those databases.
In the end, finding a good real estate agent would be most helpful to your cause rgardless if you are buying or selling. You can also seek out a good real estate agent on Trulia based on their profile, experience and contributions to the site. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783