You can represent yourself as a buyer. No one can force a broker on you but remember a buyer's agent gets paid by the seller. No money out of your pocket and you get the bonus of having a third party to look to financially if the deal turns out to be be fraud or bogus. Also there is the matter of disclosure by the seller and his agent. Your agent can force them to make full disclosure regarding all aspects of the property, again, at no cost to you. Ed Quigley.
Oct 31, 2011