I have had previous conversations with new home buyers when I was asked how how much I charged to help find a home to purchase.
Dealing with real estate agents is not a common occurrence for most people. here is a summary of the normal arrangements for who pays the real estate agent (as practiced in Brevard County, Florida).
- If you are looking for a rental property that is listed in the MLS, the owner pays the "renter's agent," not the renter.
If you are the buyer of a property that is listed for sale in the MLS system the seller has agreed to pay a previously established fee to your real estate agent. If the property is a for sale by owner(also known as a FSBO), your agent may be able to negotiate the seller to pay the agent fee. In this case, do not approach a seller if you have an agent, let them contact the seller first. (Inexperienced buyers should use caution when considering buying a home without a real estate agent).
- If you are the seller of a property, you will be paying your seller's agent and the buyer's agent. However, there is no set (standard) fee. Real estate professional fees- as most every thing in real estate - are negotiable.
If you are buying or renting a home in Brevard County, Florida, call (or text) me at 321-693-3850 or send me an email. Its free!
If you are considering selling your Melbourne or Viera, Florida home, call (or text) me as well.
Waters Realty of Brevard - where the real estate fee is negotiable and the service is always professional!
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