QUESTION: I want to buy a Ranch. I know the property and the seller has an agent. Do I need my own agent or can I negotiate a lower fee if I act as my own agent?
ANSWER: If you have to ask this question, you probably don't have the necessary knowledge to properly represent yourself.
The seller pays the real estate commission, not the buyer, and real estate commissions are already set in the listing contract. It doesn't cost you anything extra to have your own agent represent you because the seller is already paying for it.