Posted by David (TN) on May 12, 1999 at 16:07:29:
I don’t see the commission as a problem ( The seller pays it !). I actually enjoy working with realtors, they can actually work for me by bringing me deals. I have several that I have told what type of properties I am looking for and they have brought several to me that I have bought.
The only downside I have found to working with realtors, is that the negotiation process can take longer than if you were dealing with the seller directly. If possible, use the listing agent. This makes the process quicker ( fewer people to deal with ), plus they are sometimes willing to cut their commissions to make a deal happen ( if they are the only agent involved they usually get the whole commission anyway ! )