Do I Have to Pay a Buyer’s Agent Commission?

No, sellers are not required to do anything, let alone pay commission to a buyer’s agent. However, if sellers wish to list their home in the MLS, then they will need to work with a listing agent who will be required to offer some form of compensation to buy side agents in the MLS.


How Is a Buyer’s Agent Paid?

A buyer’s agent is paid by the seller

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Why can’t buyers pay for their own agent?

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Negative Effects of Offering Low Commission on a Home Sale

Buyers’ agents won’t show your listing

Buyers’ agents will talk up the negative aspects of your home

Raising the commission later won’t help

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Why Listing Agents Don’t Offer Less Commission

Because they know you won’t be able to sell

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Because it harms their reputation

What Happens If the Seller Refuses to Pay Commission

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Who decides the amount of commission to offer to buyers’ agents?

Rules will vary depending on the MLS exchange.

So how is the exact co-broke amount agreed upon?

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