I am looking to buy a house on Long Island, NY. I have decided not to go with a buyer's agent. So, I called the listing agent to show me the house. She said she will send her assistant to show me. We looked at the house, liked it and said we will put in an offer. I went to the agent's office where again the listing agent's "assistant" was waiting for me. She wrote down my offer and asked me to sign, which I did. Then she asked me to sign a bunch of disclosure forms like lead paint etc. She then pushed me a form to sign. When I asked what it is, she said she will be representing me and not the seller. I said I have not hired her as my agent and I was thinking she is the listing agent. She said she and the listing agent work in the same office and work together. I got pissed off. How can I have the listing agent's buddy as a buyer's agent? Such an arrangement would ensure that I am screwed. I told her that I am not hiring her and I don't want to be represented in this transaction.
What can I do to endure that this agent will not sneak in again to get a commission? I don't want her in the picture anymore. Now that she has already got involved in this deal will she get a cut in the commission? I am so upset that I am considering not to deal with this house. But, we like the house and it would not be right not to proceed with the deal just because of these lousy agents.
If anyone has any advice what I should do, I would like to hear it.