Last summer I got an email from a local real estate attorney who wanted to buy a house. He'd just gotten engaged and wanted to save some money by representing himself. This attorney wanted to do all the work an agent would do to find and buy his first home, and get paid a commission for his work. I explained to him that the commission is payable to the listing agent who agrees to pay a portion of it to the Realtor representing a buyer. Usually, if there's no buyer's agent, the seller's agent gets the entire commission. Some agents will accept a reduced commission for representing both parties. The seller saves some money that way. Sometimes the savings get passed along to the buyer. I get several emails each year from homebuyers, usually first-timers, who want to know how they can...
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Oct 3, 2013 by Teresa Boardman