Typically, Buyer pays escrow fees except transfer tax in the Bay Area. Keep in mind that fees vary widely from one city/county to another. Transfer taxes in Alameda are really high, and many cities require sellers to do different things that can cost a lot of extra money. That said, it is a customary practice, not a rule, so it can be negotiated. If you have a specific property in mind I could get you an estimate.
Lance King/Managing Broker