I had an agent approach me about one of our properties. I asked if he had a buyer or was just looking around and he replied that he was actually buying for himself. He wanted to know if his commission would be covered and I said, "If you're the buyer, you wouldn't be paying a commission to yourself, would you?

He said that he'd actually be buying it with his wife but to me that seems like the same thing.

He then said that if another agent brought them in as buyers that agent would be looking for a commission, and I said, "Yeah, but you are not that other agent."

In any event, is there a standard procedure in this situation?