If you’re buying, a realtor is no cost to you.
A good one is useful in helping negotiate good deals, finding you properties, and helping in the decision making process.
If you’re a buyer, use one.
If you’re buying you’re usually not responsible for the cost of the realtor, that’s usually on the seller to pay.
Does it cost money to use a real estate agent?
The real estate agent commission is a percentage of the sale price. So the specific amount depends on how much your home sells for and varies by agent, but it’s commonly around 6% of the sale price. For example, if the home sells for $500,000, the real estate agent commission of 6% would be $30,000.
Is it worth it to use a Realtor?
Agent can give a professional opinion of how much a home is worth. But the agent has an incentive to inflate the price, because the more you pay for the house, the bigger commission they make. Agents won’t tell you about FSBO’s unless the seller is paying a commission to realtors.
What percentage do most realtors charge?
Do you pay realtor fees out of pocket?
The realtor fees are usually wrapped up in the seller’s closing costs. The seller will pay the realtor fees out of the money they receive from selling the house.
How can I view a house without an agent?
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.
Do you have to pay a realtor to show you houses?
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.