I want to buy a home, but I'm not interested in using a realtor as a buyer's agent.
I know that in MLS systems, when a realtor lists a house they specify what commission a buyer's agent will be paid. Since I am the one who is bringing a qualified buyer to the listing agent, I feel that I would should get the commission (even if it is in the form of a discount on the house).
Essentially, the seller would get the same amount of money at closing... the listing agent would get the same commission as they normally would for showing the house to someone with a buyer's agent... but I would pay less for the house.
Is there a tactful way to negotiate this with the listing realtor? For example, should I make a side contract with the realtor to pay me the commission at closing? Or perhaps I can specify in my offer that they should reduce their fees to the seller by the commission amount if the offer is accepted, in order to make my offer more attractive? Are these types of deals ever done, and if so, is there a conventional way to make it happen?