I hoe this helps.
There's no reason why you can't write up your own contract without using an agent.
Real Estate Transactions are complex and even if you are buying a home from your parents things still neeed to be handled in a professional business like manner.
Are your parents using a lsiting agent? If so, you will want a buyer's agent. Your buyer's agent will write the purchase agreement up for you at no cost to you. The buyer's agent will be compensated by the listing agent.
Think about it. Do you really want to use "a paper pusher" for something so important?
Best of luck to you.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Real Estate Broker
Capstone Realty DRE 01406986 MLO 248651
When the Buyer's broker/agent presents a contract to the Seller, it will include a provision to collect their share of the sales commission, as offered by the listing agent in the MLS.
Please note : Commissions are paid only to licensed agents/brokers. So, to answer your Question- It will not cost you anything !