Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Commission on new construction? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate The buyer never pays commission. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ The buyer never pays commission. <br/><br/>This is like saying I don't pay taxes my bank pays my taxes.<br/><br/>Buyer =Pays=&gt; Seller =Pays=&gt; Listing (Seller's) agent =Pays=&gt; Selling (Buyer's) agent<br/><br/>Person =Pays =&gt;Bank =Pays=&gt; IRS.<br/><br/>The bank pays my Taxes!!!<br/> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2014-08-26T23:01:00Z what is typical if an agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ what is typical if an agent brings a client to look at a existing home for sale and then the client decides they want to buy a lot and have a builder build their new home instead of purchasing the home they came to look at which is by the way being sold by the builder whom is now going to build the home for the client on their new lot? what would the typical or fair commission be to the existing home seller agent and the client agent in the event the client and home builder contract direct. &nbsp; Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2014-08-26T22:53:00Z user7105418&nbsp;- You are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ <a href="http://www.zillow.com/profile/user7105418/">user7105418</a>&nbsp;- You are not obligated to use any particular agent, you may select whoever you wish. That said, if you are happy with the services of a particular agent then good-will comes into play and perhaps you will use them again? I know I have my regular contractors for various roles who I trust and at the end of the day, that is what we are too. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2014-08-06T15:22:00Z If I buy a lot of land through ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ If I buy a lot of land through a realtor and then later decide to build a house and find my own builder....do I hhave to pay a commission to the realtor that sold me or listed the land that I originally bought? Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2014-08-04T11:42:00Z Dan Tera, you are correct.... ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ Dan Tera, you are correct.... the seller receives the money from the buyers when the home is purchased BUT the fact that a buyers agent is or is not involved does not change the commission agreed to be paid by seller when the home is sold per the listing agreement. So let's say the seller agrees to pay 6% commission when the home is sold, if there is a buyers agent involved typically the 6% is split between the agents 3% to sellers agent and 3% to buyers agent. If there is no buyers agent involved the sellers agent keeps the entire 6%. It is important for buyers to be aware that the sellers agent has a fiduciary duty to the sellers and not the buyers therefore it is important for the buyers to have an agent to represent their best interest and negotiate on their behalf. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2014-06-30T00:08:00Z "the buyer never pays commission" ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ <p>"the buyer never pays commission" has got to be one of the most ignorant lines out there. Guess where the seller gets the money to pay the commission........from the buyer!! Are realtors too dim to connect the dots?</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2014-05-21T18:45:00Z I wonder what the original ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ I wonder what the original poster learned in the almost 2 years since posting the question?<br/><br/> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2012-03-14T03:33:00Z It varies but keep in mind, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ It varies but keep in mind, the builders agent represents the builder. You might not realize it but you do need someone in your corner. Your agent will earn their commission before it is said and done. Builders pay these fees as part of the package and it doesn't cost you no matter what anyone says. I have had more buyers need representation in these transactions than those who didn't. It's better to be safe than sorry. Good Luck! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2012-03-14T03:26:00Z Saying the builder pays the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ Saying the builder pays the commission is the most ridiculous or naive&nbsp; thing I have heard. It's like saying the cost of advertising is paid by companies and has not impact on the COST of goods! Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2012-03-13T16:15:00Z As Michael said that is a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ As Michael said that is a rule and other important rule is that some new home builders simply and plainly refuse to allow you to be represented by an agent.<br/>Call and ask questions before you go alone to any new construction, but I would make sure I go with my agent.&nbsp;<br/><br/> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Commission-on-new-construction/374001/ 2010-11-08T16:12:00Z