Hi @Justin Youngblood . You could do that. Are you thinking of a chat to get more information?
Sellers use agents because there are many legal obligations that have to be completed. If it is on the MLS, Seller might already have an agent. This agent may have outlined the work to ready the property for market and the work may be underway, by the guidance of the agent. The agreement between the Seller and Agent may include getting paid the commission upon the sale of the property, regardless of what your offer states.
I would expect there is already a listing agreement in place for it to appear in the MLS. No harm in making the offer. But don't think you can save him the 6%.
@Justin Youngblood Once it's on the MLS even if it's coming soon, you cannot skip the agent commission. May be save him 3% because you don't have an agent but listing agent commission is covered by agent listing agreement whether he brings the client or someone does.