So I've been pre-approved and am searching for a house (1st time homebuyer). Anyhows, never having done this before I get on the internet and see a couple interesting houses and click on the schedule a viewing deal and get a call from a real estate agent who schedules to show me the house the same day, cool! So I go look at the houses and the real estate agent ask me if I have a agent yet and I tell him no (because I did not) and he then ask me if I would use him, yadi, yada, yada and I said sure. Heres the tough part, my wife gets to talking to my brother-in-law who flips houses for a living and has a real estate license. He tells her that if we let him put in the offers for us that he will just give us his commission which basically amounts from anywhere from 5-7k depending on what we buy! I feel bad telling the real estate agent who showed us the houses yesterday, sorry we are using someone else now. But I don't think I can afford to pass up that money which would pay for some immediate home improvements. What would y'all do?