Usually, the Commission is paid by the Property Owner or Landlord in a lease/rental transaction. It is usually 6% to 10% of the first years gross rent, so if your rent is $1600, multiply that by 12 months, then divide by the commission percentage to get the Commission to be paid to the Agents.
I take it you are looking for a place to rent. Usually, the tenant does not pay a commission or fee, however, one may be negotiated.
What area are you looking to move into?
Let me know. Good luck!
All the best,
Kat Becker, Realtor
Estates, Residential, Commercial
Prudential California Realty
Yes, all commissions are negotiable and some landlords pay, but it is a great idea to have an agent that protects your interest.
They can check out the landlord, negotiate a fair lease with terms acceptable to you, help you with movers, utilities, neighborhood, etc.
Our company has a flat fee depending how long it takes to find someone a place.
In LA, you can contact Mario Villagran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-416-7511 and he'll be happy to help.
Have a wonderful day,
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell Banker http://www.HeatherPaulOnline.com
Generally the owner listing the property would be paying the broker fee. I am a property manager as well as an agent, so I might be able to help you. Please email me Jessica@wellmanproperties.com about the areas you are searching, price range, number of occupants, date of move, and pets (if any).
All the best,
Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
Wellman Property Management, Inc. http://www.jessica.ismyreagent.com
(310) 828-3132 Office
1415 Stanford St., Suite #2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
License # 01894323