Purchasing real estate thru Bode.ca - self-representation
So i am trying to purchase a house thru Bode.ca, representing myself rather than a real estate agent. I have made enough offers thru an agent to be very familiar with how the entire process works and what's necessary. This is because I have found that many buying agent's in the past are not really motivated to get the best deal and view making offers as kind of a chore, especially for lower priced condos that offer less in commissions. They would rather spend more time selling higher priced properties which is understandable. Also, I am hoping that by representing myself, I have more chances to get a lower price, because the seller's agent does not have to split their commission with my agent, the buyer's agent.
However, a small issue I am encountering is many, if not all listing agents, when contacted for a viewing, will send a "team member" that is basically another agent that's looking to sign up the prospective buyer as their client. Which makes it fairly obvious that the listing agent's would rather share their commission with a buyer's agent, and keep the negotiations under control by "negotiating" with their partner, rathern than dealing directly with a self-represented buyer. Which makes it pretty obvious that a buyer'a agent would not have their client's interests as the main driving force, but rather than own relationship's within the real estate industry and keeping prices up in order to keep their commission's high.
Also, another suspicion I am having is, even in the absence of a buyer's agent, the listing agent will keep the entire commission to themselves, and are not even going to inform the seller that the buyer is representing . himself. Any discounts from the original listing price will come completely out of the seller's pocket.