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kilken7, Home Buyer in Bozeman, MT

who pays the buyers agent?

Asked by kilken7, Bozeman, MT Sat Apr 6, 2013

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Depends on the brokerage agreement between a client and the broker/agent representing them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 25, 2013
The listing agent pays the buyer's agent a portion of the commission he/she is getting for the listing.

For example, if the listing agent is getting 6% of the sales price. He/she will split that 6% with the buyers agent.

So, bottom line the seller pays listing agent. Listing agent splits their commission with buyer's agent::)

Kawain Payne, Realtor
Prudential California Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
Hi There:

Seller usually pays the commission to his listing agent and the listing agent usually splits the commission 50/50 with the selling agent. That could of course vary from state to state but this is usually how it works here in Florida.

Hope this helps.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
The seller pays with the money they get from the buyer, typically.
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The seller of the property unless otherwise stated.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
If you are the home seller and you are listing your home with a real estate brokerage / listing agent, you will agree when you sign the listing agreement on the % of the final sale price you will pay in commissions to the listing brokerage, who then splits that amount according to their agreement with the
brokerage of the buyers Agent, who then split that between the Buyers Agent's brokerage and the Buyers Agent.

So if you are the Seller, you pay the commission as a total % of the sale price at the closing table.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Scott has it right. The seller pays the listing agent, and they then split that figure with the buyers agent. If you are looking to either buy or sell here in Orlando drop me an email deanking@iris-int.com we have no additional fees on top of the commission
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
In most cases the seller pays the listing agent a commission that the listing agent splits with the buyer agent a specified fee as outlined in the MLS. Some buyer agents may charge more so ask up front and dont be afraid to negotiate.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Hello kilken7,
Usually, it is the real estate listing office of the property who pays the buyer's agent's firm the commission. The listing company is paid the commission by the seller who then splits that commission with the buyer's firm. However; this may not always be the case as some for-sale-by-owners will not honor a "Broker's fee" so then it would be the buyer's responsibility to pay his agent's firm.

Hope this clarifies!

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Great question! The seller pays the buyer's agent. So if you are a home buyer, your costs are covered by the seller of the home.
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