In short, yes, I did get a commission to buy my own home. It is one of the rare "perks" to being an agent. However, keep in mind that whlie we do get the commission, our liability is slighlty increased in any transaction because we are no longer just an "ordinary man" purchasing a home, but an "expert" and that title greatly increases the assumption of what the agent "should" know in the transaction.
So, to answer your question, we do get a commission, but it comes with strings attached.
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
Problems can occur when a broker lists property, then decides to buy it and collect the agreed-on commission. At that point, those brokers represent themselves but continue to act as the sellers' agents as well. IT IS ADVISEABLE FOR AGENTS IN THIS POSITION TO GIVE UP THE LISTING, COLLECT NO COMMISSION, AND JUST REPRESENT THEMSELVES AS BUYERS.
All the best!