Now that I have decided to look for a real state agent I was wondering if there any fees for the buyer? or how does this work?

Asked by Alejandra Lopez, Stockton, CA Fri Aug 16, 2013

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Wed Aug 28, 2013
No, some agents require a buyers agreement, and with most agents it is not a good idea to sign one. Some agents though, will work their tail off and only feel like they can do that if they are guaranteed to get paid.

You do not have to worry about that though, you are in Stockton, Stockton has a wonderful agent named Joe Cox who both works his tail off, is highly effective and does not require a buyers agreement, though I have told him he should start.

As a top producing lender, I have worked with a lot of agents, Joe Cox is clearly one of the best that you has a buyer or seller can use.

Here is a link to his Web Site

An here is his contact information.

Joseph Cox
Cox Realty
9044 Rieti Lane
Stockton, CA 95212
209 9549888 |
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Joseph Smith, Agent, Lodi, CA
Sat Aug 17, 2013
Hello again Alejandra,

A lot of good information on this posting and you can see the answers are pretty similar in nature. Your best interest should be to work exclusively with an agent you feel comfortable with and trust, one who is experienced with all property types whether traditional or distressed, a full time and local agent. Then get together to review the specifics on your situation. Although most home buying processes are the same there are always little intangibles based on your individual circumstances and situation. This way you have a clear understanding of expectations before making any type of commitment.

There are a lot of great agents for you to take into consideration getting in touch with to see who is your best fit. Have a great day!

Joseph Smith
Prudential California Realty
(209) 969-4498
DRE # 01427426
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Alexander Gr…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Aug 17, 2013
Well the first thing to do would be to get pre-approved for a loan so that you know exactly how much you can afford when you are out house hunting. If you want to get pre-approved, I can certainly help you out now. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or email me at You can check us out at I will look at your situation and present you with some options.

Alex Greer
NMLS #1056079
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Aug 17, 2013
Sellers pay the commission for the buyer''s agent, so there are no fees for you in terms of hiring an agent. However, if you don't hire a good one it could cost you a lot of money in terms of ending up in a problem property, overpaying, or under negotiating.

So even though you don't pay for it directly, you are hiring someone to look out for your interests in what is likely the largest purchase of your life. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't hire someone to operate on you simply because they were a friend or a friend of a friend or Aunt Mary's second cousin twice removed - take the same care with your investment money. Interview several agents/brokers. Talk with their referrals. Ask them to explain the process. Look them up online, etc... You'll be happy you did in the end, and don't worry about upsetting someone. Agents are like stop signs - they're everywhere. It's your money. you shouldn't be guilted into hiring someone you don't want to.
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Andrea Trimb…, Agent, Plano, TX
Sat Aug 17, 2013
When choosing a buyers agent make sure you do some research on them as well. You want to be confident your agent is working to their best ability to get you the best deal and to educate you along the process. It is never exact when trying to put a number together for closing costs, inspections and the other expenses that go into purchasing a home, but your agent will try and give you a rough estimate.

Although I am in Texas I enjoy helping others with the process, so feel free to give me a call for advice.
Enjoy the every step and a early congratulations on the purchase of your new home.

Andrea Trimble
Direct- (817) 789-5591
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Rishab Jain, , Fremont, CA
Sat Aug 17, 2013
You do not have to pay anything to agent . There only closing costs that buyers have to pay. If you are looking for a deal let me know, would like to help.
Jain Rishab
RE/MAX Active Realty.
Short Sale And Foreclosure Resource
Phone: (510) 676-4770
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Nar Sorinio, , Stockton, CA
Fri Aug 16, 2013
If you mean the cost of buying home yes. Your cost varies for type of purchase i.e.: Conventional , FHA, VA, USDA or cash, on top of all of that you still have to pay Title and Escrow, Home Inspection, Loan fees and other optional warranties. The Realtor that you may select will explain to you all of that and don't hesitate to ask.
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Randall Ortiz, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Fri Aug 16, 2013
You won't have to pay the agent representing you, the agent will make their money when the home sells.
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Ector Olivar…, Agent, Stockton, CA
Fri Aug 16, 2013
Generally there are no fees to use an agent. However there can be additional costs to purchasing a home that need to be taken into consideration. Inspections, escrow/title, and loan fees are something a buyer needs to be aware of. An agent can guide you through the process. I would be happy to assist you. Give me a call.
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Janet Ramirez, Agent, STOCKTON, CA
Fri Aug 16, 2013
Hi Alejandra

There is no fee to you. The seller pays our commission. If you like we can set an appt to go over entire home buying process and tips from beginning to end. My info is below

Janet Ramirez
Real Estate Broker/Notary
Integrity Real Estate Center, Inc.
2815 N California St
Stockton, Ca. 95204
209 598 1502. Mobile
209 472 0389. Office
209 472 0392. Fax
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