Good Morning Snow_49,
When listing a property, a Realtor may not have the HOA fees readily available at the time of listing because they may be waiting for a reply from the association as to what the fees are and what they include. Their priority to the seller is get the property on the market. However when this information becomes available, a good Realtor will make sure that this information is available to potential buyers. Also, some HOA fees may not be set in stone and may change, therefore the Realtor does not want to be held liable for an amount listed when in fact it may change and not be completely accurate. HOA fees vary depending upon the community and what is included within the price. Some communities also have special assessments that may be added onto the HOA fee, so it is best if you are a proactive buyer and work with your Realtor to make sure you have all of the information you need to make a sound purchase and your Realtor stays in touch with the particular association for the community you are considering.
I hope this helps answer your question and if I can be of further service, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Jeanine Standing Bear, AHWD
Sandals Realty of Fort Myers, Inc.
1567 Hayley Lane, Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL 33907