It depends on what the listing agreement says. Some landlords will pay commission (fee) - some will split with tenant, and some ask that the tenant pay. Many landlords have gotten smart and just included the fee in the rental, so it doesn't become an issue. Bottom line is if its listed with an agent, someone will have to pay the agent. Keep in mind that everything is negotiable - if you really like the rental, then it's worth trying to work it out so at the end of the day you get it :) I work in almost exclusively somerset county, so if you want to chat further, you can contact me. - Lynn
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I work extensively in Somerset County. Right now, the rentals seem to be split 50/50...with some having the landlord pay the commision and some where the commission is either paid completely by the tenant, or at least part of it.
I help numerous renters find rental homes. If you want to shoot me an e-mail at: email@example.com I can send you some rental listings. Just tell me what you are looking for. If you want, I will only send the rentals where the landlord pays the commission.