Buyers please remember if you sign a buyer representation agreement with an agent, it is a contract to buy a property using the agent on that agreement. If you go off and buy a property from another agent while you are still liable under that previous buyers representation agreement, you might have to pay double commissions on the buying side as damages! Don't get caught in that mess. If you like your realtor, seal it with a contract and put them to work for you. The other way is just too redundant and very painful to your wallet.