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Felicia, Home Seller in San Antonio, TX

What is a typical brokerage fee for San Antonio realtors?

Asked by Felicia, San Antonio, TX Fri Jul 25, 2008

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Brokers can vary based on agency and agent.

Each office and agent have their own business plan, and services they provide.

Are you asking about listing? or buyers agent?

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 22, 2009
Your net profit should be your biggest concern not necessarily the brokerage fee. I say this because a REALTOR can work to keep more money in your pocket or vice versa. If they can't negotiate their own fee they sure won't negotiate for your money!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 22, 2009
The Real Estate community, as a whole, throughout the State and Country generally charge between six to seven percent for professional services, depending on the specifics of the sale. Is the property vacant? Is the Agent responsible to manage and maintain the property? Who will keep the yard and interior clean? Is the client out of the country? There are many variables. For example's purposes, I will use six percent, since this is what we charge for our services when the home will be occupied and maintained by our clients. The second item is an actual "Net Sheet". It shows the dollar amount a seller would "walk away with" at closing, based on the most common terms: VA, FHA, Conventional loans, cash and owner finance.

How does the Brokerage fee work?

Use a sales price of $200,000 and a Brokerage fee of 6% = $12,000

Listing Agent Buyers Agent
6000 6000
50% Split with Brokerage Firm
3000 3000
Less approx. 33% tax ($900) (self employment)
2100 2100
Less time, marketing material, courier, digital tour, etc.

*Final net pay to Listing Agent averages 1% of the Sales Price.

In most of the United States, the Listing Agent agrees with the seller on a brokerage fee, which is typically split with the Buyers Agent; (the Agent that procures the buyer from the Listing Agent’s marketing efforts) and then most Real Estate Firms have a fee split with the agents. So, after all of the slicing and dicing of the original fee, you can see what most Agents earn for their families. The Powerhouse Group has a higher margin than the average Realtor because of our specialized marketing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Average fee is 6%....paid by the sellers to their realtor, who in turn splits it with the buyer's agent, unless ofcourse he/she finds the buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 16, 2008

It's a buyers market .. and it's certainly reflective in todays commissions, some full service agents will go with a flat fee, others will take a 2-4% total ....

The very best way to find out is when you interview the next 4 or 5 agents ...

This certainly hasn't been any star spangled year for the majority of agents, there are many quality and savvy agents that will be more than happy to take a discounted rate vs sitting at the office watching MASH re-runs...

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
The average runs 6 to 10 percent. There is also no set split on how the commission is paid. If you want to see your house being shown offer the listing agent 2 percent and 4 percent to the selling agent (4/10 ,3/5 the lower portion always to the listing agent ) It gives incentive not only to the listing agent to sell your home but will bring in more of the other agents . no longer an agent ~ so no link to use me !!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 4, 2008
Fees typically run from 4 to 10 percent, and there are flat fee brokerages. Flat fee brokerages typically serve FSBOs, and most FSBOs offer the buyer's agent 3 percent. Just remember that you get what you pay for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 30, 2008
The typical average brokerage fee is 6%. Yet the fee is negotiable between the Seller and the Listing Agent. It is important if you are selling your house to speak with the agent you choose to ask them what the agent will be doing to market you house.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 26, 2008
Agree...typical is 6%, split between the seller and buyer agent.

However, not all follow current trends. Some of us talk with the clients to see what their situation is first before we discuss fees. No two deals are ever the same...neither are clients.

Please allow me an appointment to discuss your individual needs.

Dominick Dina, Broker/Owner
Christian Realty San Antonio
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 26, 2008
Like most things in real estate, the fee is negotiable. Of course, I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for.". My fee for listing a home runs from 6% to 10% depending on what the client wants me to do in order to market their home. Whether its the low end or the high end, my clients get 110% out of me, but the %s depend on what I am spending to market their property (for example 10% would be for a high end home where we were throwimg catered "party" open houses).

Your best bet is to sit down with an agent, interview them and ask "what does this fee get me?" A good agent will give you a detailed layout of what they're going to do and how.

Good luck with everything...any questions, feel free to ask.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2008
The typical brokerage fees are 6%
Split in the following manner 3% listing broker/agent
3% buyers agent broker/agent.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2008
Realtor's charge around 6% (i.e.$12,000 for home sold at $200,000) for what amounts to a few e-mails between parties and a couple of showings. Not bad for what equalls about 40 hours of actuall "work". At that price, you'd think you just hired a Real Estate Attorney with an MBA from Columbia. Hardly.
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