You're out to buy a new home. You make a (wise) decision to enlist the help of a real estate agent...What kind of agent do you contact; a listing agent, or a selling agent? There's only one right answer here; you contact a selling agent. Why? Because a selling agent, also known as a buyer's agent, contracts to represent the person or people looking to purchase a home. It can also make all the difference in the world with a dedicated real estate professional that knows the area and who will work with only your best interests in mind.