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Do I have to pay a commission on the sale of my property

I sold my property and represented myself as I am a  licensed agent. I received a contract that had no buyer's agent included. Now an agent is claiming the commission for the transaction
  • July 12 2014 - Miami
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If you have a contract to purchase with no buyer's agent included, where did the agent come from who is claiming commission?  Sounds highly suspect.

  • July 16 2014
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If your home is being sold by you, and the buyer came with an agent, then yes! The buyer's agent is affiliated with a brokerage, even if the commission is negotiable, the buyer always wants representation by a professional (Realtors). 
  • July 16 2014
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At my brokerage we can sell our own home but we can not be a buyer agent. Normally if I find a willing buyer I request my broker to represent the buyer. So I pay my broker a fee. The amount can be negotiated in advance in writing.
  • July 15 2014
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Sounds like you need to get a legal opinion. There was no representation made when the contract was drawn right? Was there an agency disclosure signed???
  • July 15 2014
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Most likely yes.
  • July 15 2014
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It would seem to me that this information would have HAD to have been known up front so that you could make a decision if you were looking at a reasonable offer. It might have made a difference to you if you knew there were higher fee's required...(other agent fee's). Seems awfully shady, I would suggest contacting an attorney.

Good luck,
  • July 14 2014
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If there was no buyer's agent then why would some broker claim a commission is due? Is it because the other broker brought the buyer to your home? If you provide more details then I can be more specific.

Best of Luck,
Jim Biava
RSVP Real Estate


  • July 12 2014
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