It's not your broker's fault that you fell into the 1%, and since he is not purchasing your home, nor does he plan on living in it... no, he shouldn't pay the transfer fee.
It is not typical in any county for an agent to pay any transfer taxes. However, since you dealt with the listing broker, and they are getting both sides of the transaction, you can always ask.
Good luck! Jim
It depends on which broker you're talking about.
If your mortgage broker failed to properly disclose the transfer tax when he/she sent out your initial GFE, by law, they have to eat it.