Question: Can you, as a buyer, possibly make a better deal by dealing directly with the agent whose name is on the “For Sale” sign?
Answer: Probably not...and the law (quoted below) puts you at a disadvantage.
AS A SUBAGENT: A license holder acts as a subagent when aiding a buyer in a transaction without an agreement to represent the buyer. A subagent can assist the buyer but does not represent the buyer and must place the interests of the owner first.
For clarity’s sake, understand that 1) the license holder is me, 2) the buyer is you, and 3) the owner is the individual who is selling a property.
Many buyers make the mistake of assuming that working directly with the license holder who is selling an owner’s property…