Compensating agent if we buy without himHello,So here is the deal... My wife and I have been looking for about a month now, working with an agent. For the most part we've been pretty unhappy with him. It seems like all he is good for is getting us in the door. We are doing ALL the work looking for the houses. I don't know if that is normal, but one of my coworkers recently bought a house and her experience is way different. She told the realtor how many bedrooms, bathrooms, and style of house, and the realtor found places for them to check out. This has not been our experience at all. I feel like he is totally uninformed about the properties before we arrive, and question his negotiation skills based on a few offers we've put in.Yesterday, my guy at the credit union called me about a property another member of the credit union is selling. My wife and I are very interested in this. What I am wondering is, if we do go ahead and purchase this property, I'd like to compensate him for his time showing us properties (probably around 30), even though we haven't been entirely impressed with his services. Is this an acceptable thing to do? How much would be appropriate?October 26 2013 - Cedar Rapids00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.