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I advise you to talk to an attorney.
I can't tell from your posting when the seller's contract expired. Both agents represented the buyer and seller in a meeting at some unknown date. What is in writing is what matters.You asked your friend to complete work for you. You knew he was a Realtor doing this as a business, not as a charity. From you description your Realtor friend didn't do much for you - however you called upon him a couple times to complete agency work for you. Did friend really say he would drive you around, make appointments, access lock boxes and negotiate for free? Must be a great friend.Assuming the listing agent's contract expired and some form of release was signed - you owe no commissions.The listing agent did advise, cousel and represent seller in a meeting with you. Your Realtor friend alsonegotiated on your behalf. Next time, if you want to DIY then go it alone. You need some legal advice to review your contracts and situation specific to your state laws.
You do not have a contract with your friend, so you owe nothing. The seller offering money for services already rendered is not a contract, and you are not a party to it if it was one.
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