Often times, the offer of compensation is not discussed but is very important in how the process works. Only about 50% of the Realtor transactions in our area are done through Buyer Agency, which means half of the consumers did not receive representation in the sale.
There are rare exceptions.
What a buyer will be required to pay depends on the real estate they choose to buy.
Buyers and sellers have demanded more options. These options have been provided and has created a more complex real estate environment.
Relax. Have a conversation with a Altona, WI REALTOR and they will share with you their minimum compensation requirements. When that is disclosed, you should state. "Do not show me any real estate that does not pay your compensation in FULL." Then have the agent prepare and sign that agreement.
Professionals love working with knowledgeable buyers and sellers. Your question is reflective of the type of buyer we all like. When the buyer presents the agent something to sign, that would be really cool!
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Palm Harbor, FL