Sellers of FSBO properties typically offer a Buyers' Agent commission. Call the seller and ask they do. A real estate agent is your liason and will be there to help submit an offer, contact your bank, go through the inspections, and all the other steps to closing. If you are familiar with the process, you may be able to negotiate a better deal if you stand alone and handle the deal yourself along with your attorney and bank. The Seller would certainly have an Offer to Purchase form for you to submit. Bring to your attorney to review and go from there.