What is the going rate for realtor commissions and or fees?I have not bought a home since 1990 and i am a little out of touch. I am in the market to buy some real estate after some bad choices in life and after a very bad divorce.I want to buy some small fixer uppers for rental income or maybe flipping. However i have talked to a few realtors and friends of mine and find that things have changed in the real estate market.In times past the buyer paid no commisions or fees when buying a house it was paid buy the seller. Now i find that realtors want to charge a minimum for their services and if the commisions do not cover it the buyer is responsible for them. Since i was looking at buying lower end houses 25k-40k that would leave me holding the bag for commissions every time.The going rate seems to be a minimum of $ 2500.00. Is this standard operating procedure in the real estate market or is everything negotiable like the price you pay for the house. Or are some just to busy to be bothered by the little houses because they won't make as much?Are there any realtors out there that do not charge this minimum fee to buyers????? I need names if so thanks.Any insight will be appreciated.April 09 2012 - Central0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.