If you told me what you wanted, and I had a matching listing, I would still post my listing for the world to see so we could get top dollar for it. That would be my obligation as the listing agent. If you skip the use of a buyers agent, I would gladly help you buy my listing and enjoy the full commission rather than half of it that I usually split with the buyers agent.
Having your own, active, involved and responsive agent is truly the best way for you to find the right home and get the best deal on it.
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1) First and foremost, it will become very confusing for you. The inventory in your city is the inventory - it's the same no matter which agent looks at it. Agents will all be sending overlapping information.
2) You will not get the service you deserve by playing agent against agent. When you get to know one agent well, and they you...the process works way more smoothly.
3) There could be fights among the agents. There is a term in real estate called 'procuring cause.' If one agent shows you a home, you can't go buy it with another agent without their being a commission fight between them.
3) It's not fair to the agents. Agents do not get paid for their time, only their sales. A smart agent will ask you if you are working with other agents. If you mis-represent this, you in fact are creating problems for yourselves and them.
Find one agent you like and trust - and give that agent your wholehearted effort,
If that's how you want to play it you certainly shouldn't be wasting your agent's time. And that also means that the agent you end up in this scenario will be representing the seller, not you. Personally, I'd almost always prefer when I'm the seller's agent that the buyer has their own representation. The advice, guidance and help in negotiations that you'll get from a good, experienced agent is invaluable and trying to run around on your own is simply not at all as effective.