Quick Answer: Do You Pay A Realtor If They Don’t Sell Your House?

Generally speaking, if your house doesn’t sell for what ever reason, no commission is due to the listing agent.

Do you pay a realtor if they don’t sell your house?

A: Typically you owe nothing to the Realtor and they usually cannot charge you anything as well. There are laws against what is called “advance fees” in the business. A: There are only very specific circumstances where a Realtor pursue you to have their commission paid.

Do you have to pay your realtor when buying a house?

Generally, buyers don’t pay realtors directly. Instead, their compensation comes in the form of a commission on the property’s final sale price. Commissions for both the buyer’s and seller’s agents are taken off the top of the proceeds of the sale.

What happens if you decide not to sell your house?

You could refuse to sell him the property. Doing this would be a breach of contract for which the buyer can either sue you or take to you arbitration, depending on what your contract says. The court or arbitrator could force you to sell the property to the buyer, pay him damages and pay his attorney fees.

Are you obligated to a realtor?

Once you sign a buyer’s agent agreement, you are legally obligated to work with that agent. If you try to switch to a different agent during this period without canceling this contract, you could land in legal hot water.

What is the average fee for selling a house?

Estate agent fees can vary wildly (between 0.75% and 3.0% of the agreed selling price + VAT) depending on the type of contract you choose, but the current average high street price is estimated between 1.5% and 1.8%.

How long are most realtor contracts?

The length of the contract can be three months, six months, a year, or any other period you choose. Agents often don’t like taking listings for less than a month because they don’t have enough time to market the house before the listing expires. A six-month listing is average.