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Mrxxgoesinu, Home Buyer in ,

My friend payed her buyer agent 2500 hundred i dont think this is fair

Asked by Mrxxgoesinu, , Thu Oct 11, 2012

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Hello Mrxxgoesinu,
Yes, it is usual for the seller to pay the buyer's real estate firm's commission fee but sometimes (particularly if a home is a short sale or a for-sale-by-owner) the commission is not offered by the seller.

Hopefully, your friend's agent should have informed her about the possibility of this extra cost upfront so that it wouldn't be a surprise to her later in the transaction.

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Generally commisions are paid by sellers but in this market there are all sorts of out of the box situations. Hard to comment without knowing the whole story. I hope she ended up actually buying a home. All the best.
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Hi Mrxxgoesinu,

I'm not sure why she did that? However, if she agreed to it and signed something to that effect, then she did. Usually, the seller pays all commission - for both the listing agent and the buyer's agent.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2012
If you are close enough for her to be a really good friend;
why didn't you stop her?
If not; it really is none of your business.
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