As a practical matter, even though the seller pays, you may be sure that he considered that cost in the price of his property, and after all it is the buyer who writes the check.
Those two facts almost make the question, "who pays" irrelevant, although looking at sell side of the closing statement, which seller would agree with me? ;-)
The two questions that are really important are: did I pay/get a fair price, and was I well represented?
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In some cases an agent or broker acts as a buyers broker and recieves direct payment from the buyer under the terms of a Buyers Broker agreement, This is more common in commercial transactions than residential but does occur in residetial as well.
At a t an auction, a buyer pays buyer's premium and commissions are paid from that amount.
I hope this helps.
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