I think we all know some of the upside and downsides of working with sellers who we've garnered via proprietary outreach that don't have a broker or lawyer involved. However - I wondered if anyone had experience approaching the seller with a suggested broker to engage with to discuss valuation expectation, deal flow expectations, and cont.

Have you found success in the above situation? Is it determinant on seller experience?

Please assume I'm looking to pay a fair valuation and need the seller and I to have good rapport as I'll need their skillset/involvement in the beginning months.