As everyone stated, I concur. The one thing to keep in mind when negotiating with your buyer broker is that you WANT this person to be committed to you. If commit to them (meaning they have a likelier chance of eventually getting some payment, as opposed to being a volunteer for you), they will spend time on you. When I have a committed buyer and a pre-appoval, I am running around previewing 20, 30, 40, 50 houses for them, so when they can go out, I'm only taking them to the 10 best homes. I am pro-actively staking out homes and pre-negotiating their position to best represent them. When I have a buyer agency agreement & my buyer is pre-approved, they're going to get the benefit of my market knowledge and my reputation in the real estate community as listing agents know I am not wasting their time. The longer you commit to your agent, the better and stronger commitment you should get from your agent. If a buyer wants a short-sighted contract, they may end up with a desperate, inexperienced agent who won't know what they're doing but is happy to take a lower standard from the public.