I think you're been confused, possibly by some of the posts in the thread.... The real reason why I want to do this, is to avoid wasting money in EA's commission. But, in the price range I'm searching for (250/300), their commission may be around 3/8k, and maybe an EA may help me deal a better price with the seller and save even more.... what do you think?
The EA works for the vendor and his commission is based on the selling price the property achieves. Contractually, the more money the vendor gets, the more of the vendor's money the EA gets. There is no motivation for an EA to negotiate a lower price with you, in fact, the EA cannot agree any price with you but must leave that to the vendor. Finally, the EA cannot agree the sale with you; only the vendor's solicitor can do that.