What is a normal commission fee for a commercial building in LA in excess of $10 million?

Asked by Laura, Newport Beach, CA Wed Jul 11, 2012

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Neal Grusky, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Mon Jul 16, 2012
there is no set commission fee with any property. It is all up for negotiation.


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Sang and Son…, Agent, Los Angeles CA 90069, CA
Wed Jul 11, 2012
Commissions are negotiable for residential and commercial properties.
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Allan S Glass, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Wed Jul 11, 2012

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Richard "RJ"…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Jul 29, 2012
As you know, all commissions are negotiable, however, I often sell "commercial" properties between 4-5% depending on the client. Most of my clients would do the commercial deal at 4% as they are only looking at numbers, but it also depends on how badly the sellers want to sell the property... if they want to move it, they often pay the going 5%. I dont see 6% on any of the commercial deals we do. I would be happy to assist you or take a referral if you are having difficulty. Thanks for asking.
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Sat Jul 28, 2012
Dear Laura,
A Commercial Property sale or purchase requires additional training that residential Realtors have not had. This type of sale would be better in the hands of a Commercial Brokerage who can give the client proper service. I strongly recommend the client to contact a Commercial Broker, I can refer you if you need this.
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Tina Lam, Agent, San Jose, CA
Mon Jul 23, 2012
If you're not satisfied with what you've been offered so far, then the best advice is to inquire with individual real estate brokers. Generally, the larger commercial firms charge more as they have higher set overhead costs. Otherwise, smaller firms like mine are able to deliver similar results as we aren't spreading our attention across dozens of deals.
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SERGEY FEDNOV…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Jul 11, 2012
I Can offer you best exposure and best commission schedule on this property/transaction.

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Sona Gallatin, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Wed Jul 11, 2012
There's really no "normal" just like in residential properties. Commercial is so much more intense as far as the sale process and commission can be based on so many different variables. If your the listing agent, check out the competition on Loopnet and get a feel for what others are paying. If your representing the buyer come right out and ask the listing agent.
Good luck!
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Heather Paul, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Wed Jul 11, 2012
Commissions are always negotiable between the listing agent and the property owner. There are significant reasons and bonuses for offering a full commission versus a discounted commission. Everyone who sells property wants to pay the smallest amount they can, however real estate agents work on commission-the better the commission-many times the more showings you will get and ultimately the more showings you receive the more chance at offers you will have.

What area is the property located in?

Have a great day,
Heather Paul, Realtor
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