You also have to disclose that the owner is a licensed agent when you are selling the property. Not a big deal, but keep it in mind.
I am understanding your question to be that if you were to obtain a real estate license and choose to only use it to sale your own properties, could you in fact work with a small company or sponsoring broker who are/is not a large franchise because you want to save money?
If that is the question, simply then keep in mind negotiations and agreements. It may be a case of who you get to represent you in your transaction and what you all agree on or it could be whose unbrella you decide to work under as an associte broker and what you all agree on.
I hope this answer is helpful to you and would love to hear your feedback on my response.
God Bless You With Joy and Happiness! And congratulations on the purchase of your investment property may you always be lead and guided on all your endeavours ...
As someone who does flips personally, I am able to capture several % points on the deal. You save money and in turn become more competitive. That said, there are pluses and minuses to this strategy.
It really boils down to a math equation. How much property are you planning to sell in a year. What is the projected commission savings. How much will it cost you to be licensed yourself. Assign a value to the time it will take to get the license. Etc.
Just like any profession, a real estate broker is a professional occupation and one of the most regulated ones. It is not intended to be an easy way to save money. You could end up costing yourself a lot more with a mistake you make because you are not practicing.
I would research this first and then see if maybe you can talk to your buyer agent to work with you on commission. You will save more time and money having a professional on your side.
You can find them on the internet close to your office or home location. Ask about their fees and what they have to offer as well.