Is there a limit to the amount of brokerage fees for manufactured homes?

Asked by Sugarshire, Roseville, CA Thu Jun 28, 2012

Is there a legal limit to the amount of brokerage fees for manufactured homes?
The one I am dealing with seems to be tied in with the park and the escrow company. The fees are outrageous. It is in Roseville, CA.

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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Thu Jun 28, 2012
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Sugarshire,
The general rule is all commissions are negotiable. If agent A wants 10% and agent B wants 5% find out what each offers, what their track record is and establish that they are competent agents. I've seen agents/brokers charge a higher commission on less expensive properties. This can be due to the comparable amount of work and liability for a relatively smaller paycheck.
In the end, it's up to you to find the agent who does the best job for a reasonable fee.
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The issue in question is a brokerage company in Northern California who is charging a 20% commission on a $35,000 manufactured home in a 55+ community. Seems totally excessive, don't you think?
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Kary Krismer, Agent, Renton, WA
Thu Jun 28, 2012
You're asking the question for Bremerton, Washington, not California. It would be better to ask in the California section of Trulia.
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Jirius Isaac, Agent, Kenmore, WA
Thu Jun 28, 2012
Every state has different regulations, but if you are suspicious, just check with some other brokerages.
Good luck!
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Rich Jacobson, Agent, Poulsbo, WA
Thu Jun 28, 2012
Sugarshire:

Are you buying the property through a local Buyer's Agent? If so, they should be able to help you understand the brokerage fees...
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