You've only just begun.
Good luck finding quality representation on those terms. No self respecting or successfull broker would ever work for you and then pay you their commission for the pleasure.
And: legal in Connecticut.
You say this is your 4th property- how can you negotiate a contract for a real estate transaction unless you are a realtor or attorney? Surely you would know from your homebuying experience that an agent can only accept compensation from their broker.
It is clear that you need Buyer Representation as you are not aware of just how involved a real estate transaction is.
I can't speak for my friends, Nancy & Jay Henry, of Ronald J. Henry Company in Fairfield, or what they would be willing to negotiate with you, but I have sent your posting to her.
Nancy's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Their family have been in business in Fairfield since the 30s I think, but I know the experience they bring to
any purchase or sale in real estate is beyond compare.
Best of luck,
(BTW - The seller pays the commission... If you want the house cheaper, hire a good agent and he should be able to negotiate it lower for you, AND he won't charge you any extra! ;)
I would be happy to help you.l.. Give me a call at 860-916-2744