Unethical, Illegal, or Just Par for the Course?We are interested in a house. Last night the selling agent called us to ask if our realtor expected commission. We went to look at the property with our Realtor today, and the homeowner took me aside to ask if I would be willing to drop my agent and go through the representing agent because "she doesn't like to split commission." I feel as if this lady was set up or encouraged to ask this of me by her agent.This house is not listed MLS, but is through a flat fee realty company here in town that charges the same flat fee to any seller after the sale of the home. I don't want to screw over my Realtor, but I really love this home. Should I abandon ship? Is this legal? How can I make an offer and still ensure my Realtor receives commission for all of his hard work? Is there anyway around this?July 10 2012 - US00YesReport 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.