As you can see from the wide range of responses, when it comes to the fees, agents have the liberty to structure their business in a manner that best serves the home onwer and the agents businesss goals.
As you have read, all professional fees are negotiable. Some fees are imposed by an agents broker. The agent may choose to pay these fees directly. If you have imposed special advertising reqirements there may be fees passed on to you. Others fees that may be encountered may be directly related to the level of service you select.
Finally, there must be taken into consideration your situation and/or the situation of the house. Some home owners find great benefit and having the home appraised and/or inspected before putiting it on the market. If you were to withdraw your listing, you may end up paying for these services directly.
Agents have the liberty to create the fee structure that works bests for their area and for the home owners they help. It is, after all, a business and not a hobby for the majority of real estate professionals.
If there is a "usual" in real estate, the ony fees you will pay, in a traditional transaction, will be paid at the time of closing. Because home seller and buyers have demanded more options, more chioces, in the buying and selling process, 'normal' is becoming a vague notion, while complexity increases with the growing choices and options available.
In your discussion with your Realtor (r) be sure to review the contract so you understand all the fees involved and the conditions to which they apply. If the listing contract is NOT the STATE OF FLORIDA standanrd listing contract, and is proprietary to a specific brokerage...read the document much more thoroughly. Their is a reason the 'special' contract is being used.
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Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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But a transaction fee is generally paid at closing, not at the time of listing. Yes, you still pay it, but it's not a fee to list.
As the others say, commissions are negotiable. In a way, so are transaction fees. Understand: The company may still charge it, but your listing agent might be willing to pay it out of his/her own commission. And note: The transaction fee goes straight to the company; none of it ends up in the pocket of the Realtor.
Other than that, there shouldn't be any fees to list. You will encounter some closing costs if/when you sell. Your agent should give you a "Good Faith Estimate" of what your anticipated costs should be and how much you'll end up with once the house is sold. Those usually are pretty accurate.
Hope that helps.
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You will find that there are a number of costs associated with selling a property in Florida. When you list your home with a RealtorÂ® there is a commission that is highly negotiable depending on many factors. Interview at least three agents to see what they offer and the commission they are willing to accept for their services. In most resale transactions the seller will also be responsible to provide the buyer an owners title insurance policy that will run approximately $500 for every $100,000 in value. You will also typically be responsible for the doc stamps on the deed which is a state tax that runs $.70 per every $100 of value. There are other closing costs and if you would like a full report on your total estimated closing costs please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
The resale market is very strong and I would certainly be honored to be included on the list of RealtorsÂ® you may choose to interview to show you how I can save you some money and get you the best price for your home in the shortest period of time. The best new listings tend to go very quickly in today's market and if I can be of help to you and your family in any way please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
Best of luck and if I can offer anything additional please let me know.
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"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty
Great question. As a consumer looking for a Realtor (doctor, dentist, attorney, CPA, etc.)...shop around. Not only do fees vary (commission rate, transaction fee, cancellation fee, etc.) but so does the "total package" of what you get with an agent...experience, knowledge, negotiating skills, marketing plans, etc. Interview three or four agents to find which one best meets your needs and concerns.
Dean Emly, SRES, CDPE
Keller-Williams Realty/Boca Raton
Usually no fees,only commission.
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Nicole Marks Mason, GRI
United Realty Group, Inc.
The range on this fee can be anywhere for $200-?????
Most charge in the $300.00 range.
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This fee, btw, is not for the listing of your home, but related to the transaction itself when the house is sold. The commission and the transaction fees are earned by the Realtor and the Brokerage only if they successfully accomplish the sale of your home. There are many other considerations which you should address at the time of choosing a Realtor to list your home with, such as WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO to sell your home? Simply listing a home is the same as sticking a price tag on it and waiting for someone to find it. You want the preparation, listing and promotion of your home to be such that the Realtor is truly earning that commission you refer to. It's more than just picking a price with a comparable market analysis (CMA). I am very passionate about the marketing and sale of homes being MORE THAN SIMPLY LISTING A HOUSE!
Kathleen and Seymour Fineman
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
444 E. Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Many brokers also ask for additional transaction fees that typically vary from $295 - - $495. Many have dubbed these as "nuisance fees," or simply extra commission.
You are not obligated to pay this additional fee, but many Boca Raton realtor listing forms already have this amount printed on them. So when you are ready to sign your listing agreement, ask your realtor if this additional fee is part of the agreement. If it is and you do not wish to pay it, say so.
Because you are selling a home in Boca Raton, which is in Palm Beach County, it is customary for the seller to choose (and pay for) the Title Company. The title premium is approximately 0.55% of the selling price.
You will also have to pay the document stamp tax to the state when you sell. I refer to this as "the James Bond Tax" because to compute it, you multiply the selling price by .007.
One last payment
Your final payment: a compliment to your realtor by referring him or her anyone you know who mentions the word, "Real Estate."
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
Re/Max Complete Solutions
Sometimes agents/brokers charge a transaction fee in addition to the commission, almost as a 'handling' charge. I do not charge this on my listings.
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