When I contact a realtor via Trulia, is this the seller's realtor which I am contacting? If so, how do I initiate contact with a buying agent?

Asked by A.G. Pennyfinger, 11552 Tue May 1, 2012

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Webb Alo, Landlord, Mount Vernon, NY
Wed Mar 20, 2013
Hello A.G. PennyFinger - It is central to the homeownership process that you fully understand all the steps involved. To help each client accomplish this we have a homeownership counselor on staff. She has over 25 years experience working in the non-profit industry and is available to answer all your questions.

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Tracy Santro…, Agent, Cary, NC
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Trulia generally provides the listing agent and alternative agents that are featured Brokers in the area. It is a good idea to go to the FIND A PRO section in Trulia and read the Realtors Profiles, check their recommendations, etc. so that you can find the best Realtor for you.
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Tue May 1, 2012
When you put out a request on Trulia Voices, you are contacting thousands of Realtors at the same time.

Most Realtors are prepared to conduct business as a buyer's agent, just make sure you clarify that in your discussions.

Any of my agents would be delighted to assist you as a buyer's agent.

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Tue May 1, 2012
Ask people you may know for recommendations, or contact a few local agents and interview them; you can also locate area agents under the find a pro tab; if you need assistance feel free to contact me directly.
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Thomas Brady, Agent, Plainview, NY
Tue May 1, 2012
There are many great buyer's agents on Trulia; anf you are wise to use one. Sometimes using a recommendation from a friend is a good way to find an agent. You can also look at the recomendations and feedback on agents here, also their designations can be important: ABR=Accredited Buyer Representative, CBR= Certified Buyer Representative, and their are others depending if your interestes lay towards short sales and foreclosures, GREEN, or if you are a senior. Keep in mind you are in the driver seat and get an agent that suits your needs and personaility. Good luck.

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Marge Bennett, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Tue May 1, 2012
you can look at the agents who are answering questions here. Or click on Find a pro at the top of the page. You are smart to get your own agent.
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Alan May, Agent, Evanston, IL
Tue May 1, 2012
In most cases, yes.. by responding to a listing on Trulia, you're contacting the listing agent. You can find a buyer's agent, by contacting a local real estate agency, and interviewing agents.

You can also meet agents by attending open houses, which gives you an opportunity to meet them in a low pressure situation, where you can see how they handle themselves... are they friendly, do they seem professional... knowledgeable... if they do, and you like them... then you can ask about buyer's agency and invite them to be interviewed.

Good luck.
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