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Who pays realtor fees with a for sale by owner house?

Who pays real estate agent fees with a FSBO house?
Asked By Todd | Alexandria, VA | 287 views | Finance Legal Info | 1 year ago
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Chris Yochum

Dickson Realty


Generally the seller will pay the commission and be put in the contract. The other way is for the buyer to pay for the real estate agent commission, though if the buyer pays for the commission then is the buyer going to be willing to pay you the same amount they would have if seller was paying for the commission. In most cases it tends to be a wash. Who ever pays for the commission the seller generally nets about the same amount regardless.
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Jim Crawford

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate


Realtor fees are negotiable, so it could be the seller, buyer or both.
Karen Mai

Keller Williams


For Sale by Owner will need to pay fees to the agent who brings a buyer. Unless you sell at a lower price, then the buyer can pay the agent a fee.
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Nicole Shaye

Fathom Realty


Hi! Typically seller pays the realtor fees for a sale of any home. Although remember it is part of the contract and it is always negotiable.

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