The only people that should advise you should be the Realtor and/or their broker.
Also, if the agreement is in writing, a copy of the buyer/broker agreement.
My suggestion to you would be to ask this question. If you were in the Realtor's shoes, what would you think?
Thanks and good luck,
How are you? The best bet is to sit down with your buyer's agent and have a discussion with him in regards to your contract, the commission offered and coordinating the reduction of a the purchase price by 5K, whether that be in price or via a refund of commissions at closing applicable towards your down payment or closing costs. But definetly have this conversation as soon as possible and address the issue. Best of luck and any other questions, please feel free.
p.s. Of all of your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, who do you think will be the next one to move, buying or selling?
Peter J. Mlaguzi III
Good luck with your purchase,