You can make arrangements to work with a "Buyer Agent" on a high end lease if you wish. Usually the agent is paid by the owner of the property. There are times when you may be responsible for all or part of the commission and this is something you can discuss with your agent.
I should caution you that many Realtors do not work with leases at all and prefer to stay in the sales/buying arena.
It is usually a % of the lease amount per year, and not an hourly fee.... more