Home buyer in Gariner,
Angela, you have read a thousand times that a buyer should have their own representation.
Yes, you can walk outside the umbrella of protection this provides you.
But YOU must accept the FULL responsibility of the outcome should you get soaked to the bone.
That is one of the really great things about real estate, we really CAN NOT prevent people from harming themselves, we can only advise.
If you want the listing agent to represent you and the seller, with whom they have a pre-existing relationship, you are fully able to do so. That is what is so great about real estate.
The listing agent will be doing the happy dance.
And, you will be none the wiser. That is what is so great about real estate.