who pays realty commission if I am selling my home in Florida?

Asked by ggrivas08, Land O' Lakes, FL Mon Oct 1, 2012

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opondomusa, , 10020
Fri May 17, 2013
Although the commission rate is technically negotiable, most agents expect to receive the standard percentage (at the very least!). However, some are willing to accept a lower percentage, while others will ask for more than the industry standard. Whether you chose to negotiate the Realtor's commission percentage is completely up to you and your seller's agent, and there are obviously benefits and risks involved with doing so.
All these details should be clearly outlined in the listing agreement/Realtor contract.Here is more on Realtor contracts:

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Beverly Howe, Agent, Naples, FL
Mon Oct 1, 2012
Today the internet provides enough information to give both buyers and sellers the confidence to strike out on their own.

In order for a listing to be entered into the REALTOR® MLS, the sellers listing contract agrees to pay all the real estate brokers including exclusive buyer brokers. Exclusive buyer brokers do not list homes for sale. The sellers listing agent may keep a greater portion of the commission for themselves and pay the cooperating or exclusive buyer broker less. This is not always spelled out in the sellers listing agreement. Some sellers offer a bonus, on top of the commission, to the cooperating or exclusive buyer broker.

Some listing agents provide a limited service to sellers. The seller gets services they pay for. The listing agent may be paid after they enter the listing in the MLS. That may be the entire service provided to the seller. However, the seller must still pay a commission to the cooperating broker or exclusive buyer broker. That agent is then expected to close the deal.

Nothing obligates all cooperating agents to show a buyer properties with less desirable commissions situations. Only a buyer broker has the obligation to show any and all properties which meet the buyers’ criteria and should not overlook a property because they don’t like the commission arrangement.

A savvy for sale by owner always has a real estate commission built into the price of their property. They know an exclusive buyer broker may call them with a qualified buyer.

My office does not require a Buyer Broker Agreement. Some real estate companies will want the buyer to guarantee payment on a for sale by owner, a minimum percentage or amount of commission in the transaction. An experienced exclusive buyer broker does not need an agreement to obtain the buyers loyalty or their compensation.

Some listing companies or foreclosure banks require the buyer and sellers to pay a transaction fee at closing. The fee becomes evident when the offer is submitted. Buyers and sellers beware.

REALTOR® statistics show a good listing agent nets the seller as much they can get as a for sale by owner.

Buyers’ should seek the assistance of an experience exclusive buyer broker.
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Beverly Howe, ABR, GRI, TRC, CIPS
Florida Buyer Broker
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Mon Oct 1, 2012
As Dan noted, everything regarding the sale of your home, including WHO pay the professional fees.
Customary practice for 99% of non-distressed home sales is the seller will pay these fees.

However, as pointed out earlier, not only is the rate negotiable but also who pays.

Now, I am sure I don't need to tell you there is a GIGANTIC difference between what is possible and what is advisable. You already know that if you want to actually SELL your home you really don't want to 'spook' potential buyers with exotic conditions. But you already knew that.

Best of success in selling your home.
Check out may Land O' Lakes listing.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/associate
Remax Realtec Group
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Dan Turner, Agent, Lutz, FL
Mon Oct 1, 2012
The seller generally pays the commission. Although, everything is negotiable.
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Lisa Gandy, Agent, Marco Island, FL
Mon Oct 1, 2012
As a home seller, you would. There are some exceptions, mostly in distressed sale situations.
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Alma Kee, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sun May 12, 2013
In the US, Sellers typically pay a commission to the listing Realtor and it is shared with a Buyer's Realtor. Just be sure if you go with a discounted listing Realtor that you ensure she/he offers at least 2.5% to the Buyer's agent. I've seen some Realtors take a discounted listing and offer less and take a larger portion of the total commission. Less than 2.5% and many Realtors (and Realtors for the many, many, CASH investors) may simply pass on your listing and find one that will offer a typical compensation.

All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
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Stephen McRo…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Tampa, FL
Mon Oct 1, 2012


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Shaukatali K…, Agent, Katy, TX
Mon Oct 1, 2012
Selling a home in any area - the seller pays the commision.
This is normally negotiated when listing the house.

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Better Homes & Gardens Gary Greene, Realtor Katy/Houston
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