I only bought one home in my life and it was brand new where i just dealt with the builder directly so maybe i just dont know the process.
I found a home I’m interested in purchasing literally two miles down the road. when i use the email function on zillow and realtor.com — i get contacted by realtors from other companies that are not the listing agent.
I was able to find the listing agents number and contacted her directly twice but i haven’t heard back. do listing agents typically not take calls directly from the buyer and are you supposed to go through a buyer agent? what comission woudl the buyer agent get? i was hoping to cut out the middle man to maybe negotiate a bit on the price or closing costs.
TIA for any advice or input.