What's it look like to do a Seller's Agent only Deal?

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I'm looking to buy a quadplex here soon; last time I did deal a couple of years ago, I was a REALTOR and was my own buyer's agent as a result. I'm no longer a real estate agent and I've never done a deal without two real estate agents before.

What's the protocol/etiquette for making an offer on a place where you're *not* an agent? I used to fill out the contract myself (for my clients) and submit away. How so for being a private negotiator? 

That's kind of the heart of the question, right? Mainly, in my last experience, I found not going through a realtor much more efficient, since I was the realtor. Lots of advantages there. But w/o an agent, commission comes into play for negotiations. Without getting to off into the weeds, I think relators are a great resource if you've never bought a home or property before, or time is not something have an abundance of. But after you've gone through the process a few times, you start (well, least I did) to see the how the system works pretty well.

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