To comment on some to the things said below.
"Hi, I love these types of questions...The sellers agent represents the sellers best interest, always. "
This agent that said this is from another state, and while it may be true in his state, this in NOT true of Florida.
Most agents in Floirda act as transactional Brokers - on homes as a Realtor, this is above 90% of the time.
In the case of the transactional Broker the agent will do the following (by law):
475.278â€ƒAuthorized brokerage relationships; presumption of transaction brokerage; required disclosures.â€”(1)â€ƒBROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS.â€”
(a)â€ƒAuthorized brokerage relationships.â€”A real estate licensee in this state may enter into a brokerage relationship as either a transaction broker or as a single agent with potential buyers and sellers. A real estate licensee may not operate as a disclosed or nondisclosed dual agent. As used in this section, the term â€œdual agentâ€ means a broker who represents as a fiduciary both the prospective buyer and the prospective seller in a real estate transaction. This part does not prevent a licensee from changing from one brokerage relationship to the other as long as the buyer or the seller, or both, gives consent as required by subparagraph (3)(c)2. before the change and the appropriate disclosure of duties as provided in this part is made to the buyer or seller. This part does not require a customer to enter into a brokerage relationship with any real estate licensee.
(b)â€ƒPresumption of transaction brokerage.â€”It shall be presumed that all licensees are operating as transaction brokers unless a single agent or no brokerage relationship is established, in writing, with a customer.
(2)â€ƒTRANSACTION BROKER RELATIONSHIP.â€”A transaction broker provides a limited form of representation to a buyer, a seller, or both in a real estate transaction but does not represent either in a fiduciary capacity or as a single agent. The duties of the real estate licensee in this limited form of representation include the following:
(a)â€ƒDealing honestly and fairly;
(b)â€ƒAccounting for all funds;
(c)â€ƒUsing skill, care, and diligence in the transaction;
(d)â€ƒDisclosing all known facts that materially affect the value of residential real property and are not readily observable to the buyer;
(e)â€ƒPresenting all offers and counteroffers in a timely manner, unless a party has previously directed the licensee otherwise in writing;
(f)â€ƒLimited confidentiality, unless waived in writing by a party. This limited confidentiality will prevent disclosure that the seller will accept a price less than the asking or listed price, that the buyer will pay a price greater than the price submitted in a written offer, of the motivation of any party for selling or buying property, that a seller or buyer will agree to financing terms other than those offered, or of any other information requested by a party to remain confidential; and
(g)â€ƒAny additional duties that are mutually agreed to with a party.
"Anything you say to the sellers agent can and most likely will be used against you in a negotiation."
As you can plainly see, this is NOT the case in Florida.
So, If the Realtor is a Transaction Broker, you can count on a even hand, HOWEVER; may listing Realtor really focus on the listings, so you might be better off having your own Guy, someone you pick because you like them and feel good about working with them.
You can contact any other agent to represent your best interest and it shouldn't cost you anything, the seller typically pays the commission.