Is the buyer agent entitled to cooperating compensation in this scenario, or is the listing agent the procuring cause?

Legal Q&A | Procuring Cause When a Buyer Agent Does Not Write the Offer

QUESTION: In last week’s Q&A, available here, a listing agent helped a represented buyer make an offer by giving access to the forms and not giving any guidance on how to fill them out. I understand that this conduct is ethical so long as the buyer is initiating the interaction with the listing agent, and the listing agent is fully complying with Article 16 as well as the rest of the Code of Ethics. However, the Q&A got me wondering. Is the buyer agent entitled to cooperating compensation in this scenario, or is the listing agent the procuring cause? 

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