All agents work on commission. The commission would come from either from the proceeds of the sale or through the buyer. Worst case scenario, you and the buyer could split the agent's commission. Look at it this way, if you wind up selling your house via a buyer's agent that buyer has a contract with the agent and that buyer would have most likely bypassed your home if it weren't for his agent.
Of course we priced it right and did all the things to make it very marketable. Had a contract in 6 days.
Nothing really wrong with realtors though.
If I call you up and tell you that I have a buyer who is interested in your house, but will only show it to them if I can be assured that I get paid, you can decide to say â€œyes you willâ€ or â€œno you won't.â€
If you say no, I will likely take my buyers to look at other homes. Earning a living is not a bad thing; a good agent brings value to a transaction that will exceed their commission. On the other hand a bad agent will cost you much more than a commission.
My recommendation is to reconsider your plan and interview a few good agents. A good agent may not tell you what you want to hear, "your home is worth twice what you think" but they will tell you the truth and allow you to verify it.
You don't have to pay anyone a commission unless you agree to it in writing. If you allow an agent to show the property to their client the agent is going to expect to get paid. This should be negotiated prior to the agent showing your home. If an agent contacts you about showing your home make sure and ask them what they expect in a commission.
Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
If a real estate agent brings you a buyer then they will want to get paid for their services. Typically, commission is paid by the seller out of the proceeds of the sale; however, sometimes the buyer will pay their agent's commission. It depends on what you can negotiate. Maybe you can split the commission payment with the buyer, or just pay it all yourself. But the agent should get paid for the work they do, wouldn't you agree?
I do not believe Trulia has a FSBO program. If you offer a commission to Realtors & they find the buyer, then their offer will include the commission. Elmer, Realtors work on commission not salary.
You never have to pay anyone a fee unless it is spelled out in written form and signed by you prior to you signing a purchase agreement.
Earl Dommer - associate broker
Real Estate One