A Solid Source buyer's agent will represent your best interests!
This is customarily free to the buyer as the seller pays commission to both agents. Using a buyer's agent allows you to feel comfortable knowing you are making an informed, educated decision.
Many buyers feel they can negotiate a better price by entering into a transaction without agent representation. Unfortunately, some learn the hard way that the skill and knowledge of a buyer's agent would have been substantially beneficial. Having access to detailed market information typically available only to licensed real estate professionals saves valuable time and money.
While some listing agents will compromise a small percentage of their commission if a buyer is without representation, many will not. Even if the listing agent does agree to reduce his/her commission 1% - 1 1/2% for a buyer without an agent, chances are your own buyer's agent is savvy enough to have negotiated a better deal.
Remember, it is a full time job for the real estate agent to know the market and negotiate the best deal based on the factors affecting the transaction. Regardless of how many homes you have listed or purchased without an agent, there are many areas of real estate in which a licensed real estate agent can assist.