To Buy or not to Buy... Whats the difference between the listing agent & the buyers agent?I am amazed at how many people out there do not know the difference between a buyers agent & the listing agent & who they represent... I hear " I called the listing company so that I will get a better deal on the house"... GROAN.... OK - lets talk turkey ( appropriate, since we are so close to the glorious day of gluttony!) When you are going out there to buy a home, you want a professional on your side, right? When you "hire" the listing agent, the are working for you & you will get a better deal, right? WRONG! The listing agent is representing the seller! They have a contract with the seller to represent the sellers best interests at all times, not your best interests Mr & Mrs Buyer! I cannot stress enough the importance of having your own buyers agent, one that doesnt work for the listing company! A buyers agent gets paid by the sellers realtor to represent you, Mr & Mrs Buyer- so you get your very own Realtor & you dont have to pay them! ( There are instances where there are exceptions to the rule, but they are few & far between) I could talk about this all day- anyone have comments/ questions?November 16 2012 - Brooklyn Center00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.