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Retro, Home Seller in Tempe, AZ

Who pays the realtor fees in an estate sale?

Asked by Retro, Tempe, AZ Mon Sep 12, 2011

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Paid through the escrow by the estate. The estate would receive the proceeds of the sale minus and loan debt, escrow, title, and Realtor fees.
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Commissions would be paid by the estate at the agreed upon amount.
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Typically the Seller/Estate pays all of the normal Seller closing costs including the commission. If that is not the case it must be stated in the MLS.
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Estate sales are a little different than a normal sale as they can involve the court, an attorney and or family. Having handled a few it is something that can be worked out as we prepare the property etc for the sale process.

Typically in an Estate sale the commission is deducted from the net proceeds of the property at the time of the actual sale. No one actually pays the money per say, it is deducted from the final.

Let us know of you have any further questions.

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Depends, usually the seller ie. The Estate. Not always the case, is the property listed with a broker?
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All real estate fees are negotiable. Customarily, the Seller pays the listing & selling commission. With sales prices going so low, many real estate agents/brokers are charging the buyer a commission as part of their buyer broker representation services. Hope this helps. Randy Courtney, Broker
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The seller pays and it is a percentage of the sales price. The estate will pay in the case of an estate sale.

John B Clark, REALTOR®
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It is paid by the seller/estate.


Ron & Brenda Cunningham

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In most cases the Seller pays the Seller's Broker commission, and also the Buyer's Broker.

Sometimes the Seller pays the Buyer's Broker only, if the Sellers are non-represented.

And quite rarely, the Buyer's broker gets paid by the Buyer if they have an exclusive Buyer Broker agreement with that provision.

If you'd like to discuss different options, please give me a call.

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor
Tel: 480-966-9353
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If the seller hires a REALTOR to sell their home, the seller is responsible for paying the listing broker's commission. The listing broker will offer a co-broke commission to other agents through the use of the MLS (multiple listing service). Typically the listing agent will split whatever the negotiated listing commission is with the co-broke agent (buyer's broker).

If there is no listing agent and only an agent representing the buyer, then the seller can pay a REALTOR fee or commission to the buyer's broker. Probably not the best option for the seller, since the seller will have no representation in the transaction.

Best of luck!
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The seller, or in this case, the estate.
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It can vary, but in a typical real estate transaction it is paid by the seller.
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Hi Retro, in Arizona the Seller usually pays for the Realtor fees when selling a home. Are you interested in getting some more information about selling a home in Tempe? Feel free to email me privately at jason@jasondawsonproperties.com or call us at 480.442.9809.

Thank you,

Jason Dawson, Realtor®
CSSPE – Certified Short Sale Property Expert
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
Keller Williams Realty East Valley
#1 Market Share in East Valley
480.620.8874 direct
888.443.1644 fax

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It depends on the transaction but if you are considering listing your property with a Realtor, they will talk to you about the fees for their services.
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