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Thu Jun 15, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! http://www.upnest.com

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here: http://www.upnest.com/re/realtor-commissions/"
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Thu Oct 29, 2015
John A Goetz answered:
I'll tell you the same thing I tell any homeowner trying FSBO, the money you net will most likely be the same if I sell your home or if you sell your home. The only difference is you'll do all the work and assume all the risk. People really get hung up on commission and rightfully so, it's a lot of money. And it's YOUR money.
Instead of focusing on that number the most important realization for a home seller is what you're getting for your money. It's peace of mind, and if your serious about selling your house the odds of success greatly increase using a professional.
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Review your listing agreement paperwork as the answer lies in the documents; generally commission is paid at closing out of the proceeds of the sale...
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Pam Bava answered:
The house is listed therefore the seller has agreed to pay a commission to an agent that brings a buyer. You are not saying if the seller wants to sell to the original buyer. I don't quite get your question but the commission is usually paid by the seller to a Broker, not by the buyer. ... more
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Kathy Persha answered:
That depends on the agreement that you have with the agent that you are working with. If you are buying a house that is listed with an agent, then typically the commission would be paid by the sellers. But if your agent is helping you locate a house that could also be listed as a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) where no commission is offered, and the seller is not willing to cooperate, then you could be responsible for paying the commission. After all, you can't expect the agent to work for nothing. Also, if you are buying a house that is listed as a short sale or a bank owned property, many times the bank will try to cut the agent's commision. In that case, the agent may ask you to pay the difference between what the bank is paying and the agent's typical commission.

Kathy Persha
Nextage Advanced Realty
CDPE, SRF, CIAS
248-930-0198
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Eric Michael answered:
Active just means that the property is available. Remember, a lot of websites aren't governed by a board, so they can leave properties that are sold or pending up as "active" and you won't know until a real estate agent looks into it more.

My advice, find a good buyers agent that you feel comfortable with. He or she will be able to send you properties that are on the market. Work with a professional, get professional results.
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Vickie Hall answered:
Larry, It's possible if you have a sizeable down payment, usually 20 %. Not many sellers are willing to take risks lake land contracts.
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Mon Jul 18, 2011
Finchlake answered:
According to Zillow.com: "This home is in preforeclosure, which means the homeowner is in default (missed payments). Therefore, there could be an opportunity to strike a great deal with the owner and the bank." ... more
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Thu Sep 23, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Normally agents jump all over this, but since no one has helped and the question has been out there for a few hours would you like me to find a good agent in the area to help you? I don't just pick people, I do my research.

kevin@liveinsprings.com
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
I always tell buyers to not necessarily focus on asking price as it really has no relation to sales price. The only thing it tells you is how realistic the seller is. If they are pricing a home way over what it is worth then you might have a hard time getting the home for what it is truely worth.

Sometimes sellers do not understand that even if someone would make a high offer, it wont appraise so game over unless the buyer is willing to literally see an appraisal and say "sure ill over pay for the house and put out more cash to close"


Hope this helps


Sean Dawes
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Fri May 15, 2009
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! http://www.upnest.com

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here: http://www.upnest.com/re/realtor-commissions/"
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Sun Jul 29, 2007
Bruce Lynn answered:
http://www.assetonemg.com/Website/currentlistings.asp

Check it out. Hope this is what you are looking for. You can also find other foreclosure resources on my website at www.teamlynn.com ... more
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