YOU SEE A LISTING ON A WEBSITE YOU LIKE WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT?
Many people do not realize that when they click on more information on many of the main stream websites that your lead is being sold off to the highest bidder. Many of these pay for leads are new agents who know nothing and surely has no clue about the listing you are inquiring about.
Some popular websites get big bucks on selling your lead. You would be surprised , some people in the area I serve are paying $500 + for 1 lead on a major real estate site.
How can you get the listing information quick and accurate? One way is dealing with an agent that has been selling that area over 10 years. I would prefer one that has been longer but use 10 years as a low base number and try to verify they are truthful about being full time dedicated agent. Look for an agent that sells 60+ home a year for at least 10 years. Also check out their reviews, and education experience. Once you have a good agent you will have tons of added value in the process.
If an agent cannot be found, then you can get a lot of information about the property from the listing agent. They have to disclose where the listing is coming from but you may have to google that agent since many of these websites have click here buttons above the listing agent that goes to pay for lead.
Do not let any agent bully you into using them if you feel uncomfortable. Sometimes there are aggressive people out there that just want to sell you something and do not care about your investment. Do your home work and do not get taken advantage of.