Novice_sr, Other/Just Looking in Fremont, CA

Is it common for buyer to pay commission in Phoenix area ? Also how is Cooper Commons as an area for Commute and accessibility to jobs ?

Asked by Novice_sr, Fremont, CA Mon Jan 7, 2013

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All sales commissions come out of the sellers proceeds. Please call a Buyers Agent & build a relationship with them. They can navigate through all your questions & concerns.

John C Johnson "JJ"
Solutions Real Estate
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 19, 2013
Usually not. As a general rule all commissions are paid by the seller.

Having said that there are a few exceptions:

1 - there are cases when the seller will not pay commission (typically For Sale By Owner properties). In those cases, your agent may ask you to pay his commission. This is usually discussed before you enter into contract to buy the property.

2 - some properties - typically properties that go to auction - pay a very small commission to the buyer's agent. In some cases, the agent may negotiate with the buyer and have him pay an additional commission.

3 - in some luxury properties, buyers may agree to pay a commission if the buyer's agent is able to find a great property and negotiate a good price.

4 - some investors may agree to pay a commission (or finder's fee) to agents that bring them great investment properties.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Jose Dias, REALTOR | (623) 418-5700 | Jose@MyFirstHouseAZ.com | http://www.MyFirstHouseAZ.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 18, 2013
Don't worry, you aren't going to have to pay a commission when you buy a house. Here's a link to an article that answers your question..

Cooper Commons is pretty far south and east of the epicenter of Phoenix but would be a great location if you will be working in Chandler, or Gilbert. There are several large employers in the area including Intel, Wells Fargo, Verizon and Freescale to name a few. It is a few minutes from

If you will be commuting to Phoenix you may want to consider looking in Tempe or Phoenix.
Check the links below to peruse other Chandler and Tempe Homes for sale
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
No, it is not at all customary for a buyer to pay commissions, except for exceptional circumstances. Cooper Commons is a nice area by itself. I too have a home there. Depending upon where you work, it could be considered a little far. Surface street commute is 5 miles from freeway. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I have lived in this general area since 1999 and hopefully can help answer any other questions you may have in that area.


United Brokers Group
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Negotiating your SHORT SALES with Confidentiality and Care
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
Cooper Commons is located about as far south and east as Chandler is located. If you're looking for a job in Chandler, Gilbert or Mesa, the commute should not be bad. If you're looking in central Phoenix or the west side of town, your commute could be an hour+. It's rare when a buyer pays a commission, but that depends on the agent. If you need further assistance, please contact me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
Hello, no it is not common for a buyer to pay a commission. Usually that is a seller's expense. However, sometimes what will happen is a buyer signs a buyer broker agreement and agrees to pay his/her agent a certain percentage if the listing isn't paying a full commission. I live one mile from Cooper Commons so I am very familiar with the area. It is about 5 miles from SanTan202 and about 25 from downtown Phoenix. What area are you talking about for employment and I can be more specific? I did check this home and it is currently available. If you would like to talk more, please contact me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
Novice,

The seller's broker normally pays the commission as it is offered through the MLS which is where most agents get the properties to show to their buyers. There are those times when a seller is selling on his own and does not offer a commission that the buyer would need to pay for that. (those are very few and far between).

Regarding Cooper Commons I have sold many properties in that area of Gilbert. Please call me and we can discuss your needs and wants.

When are you planning on making the move from the bay area of Fremont, CA?

Debbie Nieman
Keller Williams Sonoran Living
602-799-5239
Diverdebi@cox.net

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
All sales commissions come out of the sellers proceeds. Please call a Buyers Agent & build a relationship with them. They can navigate through all your questions & concerns.

John C Johnson "JJ"
Solutions Real Estate
Valley Solutions Team
REALTOR®, Buyer's Consultant
Direct (480) 606-2027
http://www.3Bedrooms2Baths.com
http://www.YouTempe.com
http://www.Ahwatukee4Sale.com
http://www.ChandlerProperties4Sale.com
http://www.DobsonRanchHomeExpert.com
http://www.GilbertAZHomesOnline.com
http://www.MaricopaHomeSolutions.com
http://www.ScottsdaleAZHomeHunter.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
I'm not sure about the property you are asking about, another realtor will have to help you with that, but as far as buyers paying commission, I wouldn't say it is common, but it is not unheard of, either. Most realtors work hard to help their clients and can't afford to work for free, only to have their sale jerked out from under them for any number of reasons. Nobody can afford to work for free forever and most realtors really do want to still be in business years from now. So some realtors prefer to enter into contractual relationships with their buyers, in order to ensure that they will be paid even if the buyer ends up buying a For Sale By Owner property or maybe even a rent-to-buy type transaction.

Actually, a buyer who enters into a contractual relationship with their realtor is probably one of the smartest buyers of all, because that means the realtor can do ALL the work for them and even ferret out properties that most realtors wouldn't even bother trying to find (i.e. For Sale By Owner and contract/rent-to-own types of properties). In a 'normal' real estate transaction, a home is listed and the listing and buying brokers share the proceeds of the percentage that is agreed to by the seller. However, even though For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sellers or rent-to-own sellers aren't usually planning on paying a realtor fee, it is always something you can negotiate as part of the deal, anyway. Theoretically, the seller would only be paying for 1/2 of the percentage of the sale, because they would still be saving the 1/2 that would go to the sellers broker and agent.

I suggest that buyers think about a contractual agreement with a realtor a bit differently and remember that the buyer's agent will be paid for by the seller whenever a 'normal' real estate transaction takes place, but that realtor would be invaluable to you, the buyer, if you should enter into a real estate agreement with a seller who isn't represented by a real estate professional. Your realtor can still help you and guy you through the maze of paperwork, and make sure that your interests are covered in the transactions. That, in itself, can be invaluable. If you entered into a fraudulent transaction with a seller and didn't realize it like a realtor would, your future would not be so bright, would it?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 7, 2013
The seller signs the contract to pay a certain amount of commission but the buyer pays for the property so it’s a matter of "the Chicken or the Egg”. Commissions will be paid at close of escrow.

Cooper Commons is located at the far South East side of the Valley and depending where you work can be a commute of 5-45 minutes. There is areas nearby for dining, entertainment, shopping, etc but if you are looking to work and or commute to downtown Phoenix, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix, west valley, etc you can be looking at 30 minutes plus.

Feel free to call or email and we can discuss more about where you will or want to work, what is nearby, and what to expect if you were to relocate or buy a 2nd home.

Juan Pesqueira
American Associates Real Estate
Homes | Condos | Investments
Spanish and English speaking Realtor
Realtor, Appraiser
8930 E. Raintree Drive Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office 480-458-8007 | Fax 480.767.7200
email: pesqueira2@cox.net
Websites:
TEMPE REALTY CO. http://www.tempehomescondos.com/
LAVISH PAD BOUTIQUE – http://AZLuxuryHomeBlog.Com
TEMPE REAL ESTATE BLOG - http://TempeRealEstateBlog.wordpress.com


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 7, 2013
Hi

No it is not common for a buyer to pay a commission. The seller pays the commission to the buyers agent and the listing agent. I lived in Cooper Commons and know the area well. The 202 freeway is seven miles away. The I-10 freeway is equally as far. Don't hesitate to call me if you have more questions.
Warm regards
Karin Telles
480 459-9825
Karintelles realtor.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 7, 2013
No. Buyers Agents are paid by the sellers (owners of the home) regardless if it is a regular sale, bank owned, HUD or short sale. I have always used the phrase with educating my clients, I get paid by the seller, but I work for you.

Copper Commons, is where I live, and have no issues getting around the valley in short time frames. My office is about 15 miles from my home, and I can get there in about 20 depending on lights, its located just off Gilbert and Baseline.

Hope that helps!
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