If you aren’t ready to buy, you don’t need a real estate agent.
You can go to open houses by yourself and call listing agents for showings—but be honest.
Say you are “only shopping.” Look at homes online, but don’t waste an agent’s time if you aren’t ready to act.
Do you have to pay a realtor to see a house?
A: Absolutely, you should engage your own Realtor just to preview a property. If you ask the listing agent to show you the property, theyhave a duty to tell the seller anything you said (materially of course) about the house or situation.
Can a realtor show you any house?
Any licensed real estate agent can show any home listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Real estate agents get paid their commission if they are considered the procuring cause of the sale. Erroneously, many agents think simply showing a home entitles them to be deemed the procuring cause in a sale.
Do you have to pay a buyer real estate agent?
Typically, you do not pay a fee to a buyer’s agent. The selling agent has a contract with the seller for a commission. If a buyer comes to them with their own realtor, then the selling agent splits their commission with that realtor. However, most buying agents can negotiate their commission with the homeowner.
What if I have a Realtor but I find the buyer?
A: You would have to check your listing agreement. If by a “selling agent” you mean to say that you have listed your home with a Realtor, having signed a contract to do so, and now have a friend’s relative who may be interested in buying it, yes, you do have an obligation to pay commissions.