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goedeg, Home Seller in Philadelphia, PA

Regarding sellers assist and commission, is commission calculated on the higher purchase price or on the net amount after the seller assist credited?

Asked by goedeg, Philadelphia, PA Thu Aug 15, 2013

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Sheri Curci’s answer
You should pay on the full sales price of the home. That being said, when I represent the seller, I will tell agents up front that the seller is paying commission on the net minus the seller assist. The other agent is always very cooperative. On the flip side, it has been asked of me several times over the years, and it is never a problem.
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Technically, according to the standard listing agreement, commission is charged as a % of the sales price. However, it is common practice among most Realtors in Philadelphia, to not charge that % commission on the Seller's Assist Amount, since that amount of Seller's Assistance is not actually proceeds due to the Seller.

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Liberty Real Estate Associates
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Generally commission is based on the sale price of the home. However, this industry is completely negotiable and it is possible for a seller to arrange to pay commission on the net sale price. This would need to be agreed to in writing prior to an offer be accepted.

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Good morning;
Usually the commission is calculated on the full sale price but sometimes commission is paid on the net after assist is deducted.
Don Sherman
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Off of the purchase price.
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