If you’ve switched agents, and a buyer who was introduced to your home by the original listing agent goes on to buy your home, then it’s possible you’ll be required to pay the first agent a commission.
All listing agreements are different.
They depend on the state, the area, the brokerage and other factors.
Can you use a different realtor to buy a house?
The short answer is yes, you can work with multiple real estate agents—under certain circumstances. Working with more than one real estate agent is fine when you haven’t signed an exclusive agreement with anyone, says Adam Aguilar, a Realtor® with Reliantra in West Toluca Lake, CA.
Should you use the same Realtor to buy and sell your house?
Using one agent for both buying and selling might seem like the easiest solution, but that’s true only if your agent is up to the task on both ends of the sale. This means your agent is comfortable with representing you as both a seller and a buyer, and also that she’s familiar with both neighborhoods.
Can I look at houses without my Realtor?
You can attend an open house, or call the seller or listing agent to ask for a tour. You should be clear with the listing agent that you are buying a home without an agent. If the listing agent asks you to sign any forms, have them reviewed by your attorney first.
What is a fair Realtor commission?
The typical commission is 6 percent, which is split by the agent for the buyer and the agent for a seller—3 percent each. But it’s only paid by the home seller.
How do I let my realtor go?
Here are four tips to tactfully part ways with your agent.
- Assess the relationship.
- Say goodbye in writing.
- Beware of contracts and clauses.
- When you change real estate agents, be professional.