Zillow Advice: Buying a Foreclosure - Told property sold, but Fannie Mae says it is available http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Told-property-sold-but-Fannie-Mae-says-it-is-available/509276/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Pat's answer is correct, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Told-property-sold-but-Fannie-Mae-says-it-is-available/509276/ Pat's answer is correct, you need your own agent who can check the MLS and see what is really going on or they can call the listing agent and get the truth. Agents have to deal with other agents so they don't usually lie to them, where as they might to you since you aren't their client and they might never hear from you again. It may not be right, but it's the fact of what can happen.<br/><br/>When an agent says something is Sold they can mean a couple things. Obviously to be really sold it must have closed and been recorded, but sometimes an agent says it is sold when there is a contract on it but it has not yet closed. This is the detail your agent will find out. Also, if that listing agent, or anyone in their office, has a buyer they might want to prevent anyone else from making an offer - again not the right thing but it happens. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Told-property-sold-but-Fannie-Mae-says-it-is-available/509276/ 2013-08-30T14:22:00Z You need a buyer's agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Told-property-sold-but-Fannie-Mae-says-it-is-available/509276/ You need a buyer's agent to represent your interests.&nbsp; The buyer's agent works for you only, but the seller pays the commission. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Told-property-sold-but-Fannie-Mae-says-it-is-available/509276/ 2013-08-30T14:07:00Z