Being a buyer is it Legal to pay commission to your agent?

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For example, lets assume the property you are interested in buying is listed at 500k. 

Then can you commission your real estate agent based on how low he/she can bring the price down with negotiations.

(Since I feel getting the price down actually reduces the agent's commission can we offer a commission from our end to ensure a great negotiation.) Is it legal or illegal?

Yes it is perfectly legal. (Well technically you pay the brokerage, and the brokerage pays the agent)