tashaburritt, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

does having a realtor cost money? if so, how much do they charge? i dont want to buy a house without one.

Asked by tashaburritt, San Francisco, CA Tue Mar 12, 2013

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Edie Wood, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Sun Apr 14, 2013
Hi Tasha,

Appears your question has been answered, but I'll offer mine as well. Any commissions will be paid by the seller. You, as the buyer will not have to pay for the services of a Buyer's agent. We represent only you and will do much of the leg work for you to help you find the right home. I generally specialize in the West Valley area of Phoenix covering Buckeye, Goodyear, etc.

Please feel free to call or email me any time if you have any questions; especially if you find a house you want more information about.

Have a wonderful Day,
Edie Wood, Realtor
Arizona Team Realty
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Larry Jenkins, Agent, Peoria, AZ
Wed Mar 13, 2013
The buyers agent will get compensated by the seller of the home in a commission structure. The cost to you is zero. "Your Real Estate Professional" Happy House Hunting
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Russ Ravary, Agent, Commerce Township, MI
Tue Mar 12, 2013
Normally your buyers agent commission is paid for by the seller. Sometimes the agent may have a office fee or transaction fee of less than $300 that you may have to pay for. Call a local realtor and ask about fees and costs. I think you will be pleasantly surprised
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The Stephen…, Agent, Portland, OR
Tue Mar 12, 2013
If you are using a buyer's agent a good one won't charge you anything. Generally speaking the seller always pays the buyer's agent and the listing agent. If you buy a FSBO, for sale by owner, you can still ask the seller to pay your buyer's agent fee. Beware any buyer's agent that wants you to pay them.
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Doug McVinua, Agent, Gilbert, AZ
Tue Mar 12, 2013

I would be so bold to proclaim that a good Realtor can save you money, also save you in the risk category. The expertise in navigating the process, the property, having the correct inspections completed etc are worth their weight in gold.

We never charge our buyers, always paid by the sellers. We work on good faith, trust is a two way street, hopefully we may have an opportunity to earn that cherished bond with you in this move.
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Jeffrey Masi…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Mar 12, 2013
Dear Tasha:

The seller pays the Realtor's commission to the buyer's broker and agent in most cases. It is very important to have a Realtor represent you to listen to your needs and get you the best house for the best money.

If you need more information please contact me.

Jeffrey Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
Arizona homes and land for purchase or sale
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
As a buyer, you are "Golden." Generally, the fees associated with professional services are paid for completely by the seller of the property.

Happy house hunting.....

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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Tue Mar 12, 2013
IT will depend on the real estate you choose to purchase.
As others have stated, in the overwhelming number of transactions, there will be NO COST the the buyer for help of a real estate professional.
However, some brokerages will list a property for sale with only $1(one whole dollar) in compensation to the agent representing the buyer. This is the service provided by many limited service brokerages. If you should stumble onto a home for sale in this category, be sure to discuss with your agent your preferences:
- Remove these listings from my choices
- Pay your agent directly
- Let the professional you hired do what they do best...NEGOTIATE with the seller.
Other complications arise should you entertain the option of short sales, bank owned and auctioned properties.
As you can see, the freedom of choice home buyers and sellers demanded and received, has made the real estate marketing landscape much more complex. Such complexity tends to make help from an experienced professional worthwhile.
Share this note with your agent and have the 'talk.'
Assure your agent of your commitment to the process
Be decisive
Be prepared
Be bold.
You will be glad you did.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL

Scotsdale Bluffs, Dunedin Home Tour
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Lana Castro, Agent, Buckeye, AZ
Tue Mar 12, 2013
Generally speaking, there is no cost to a buyer to have REALTOR representation in purchasing a home.
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Tina Lam, Agent, San Jose, CA
Tue Mar 12, 2013
For most purchases, the seller pays for the Realtor. As a buyer you wouldn't have to pay anything so you should definitely get a broker Realtor to assist you. You'll only need to pay for a Realtor if you're looking to buy properties from certain auctions or as a portfolio purchase, which doesn't apply to most buyers.
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