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Does the Realtor charge a commission to the buyer?

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Here is the Easy but Thorough Version for my area (Washington DC Metro Area):--Purchaser is on the hook to pay the agreed upon Buyer Broker fee.  --Listing brokerage offers a certain amount to the Buyer's Broker upon closing.--Buyer's Broker Agreement allows for Buyer Broker to Accept that offering and Apply it to the Purchaser's Broker Fee Obligation.Sound complicated?  It's a roundabout way to allow the Seller to provide compensation while giving Purchasers an opportunity to have someone looking out for their best interests. (Rather than looking out for the Seller since the Seller pays the tab).Exception to all of this:  If Buyer Broker Fee is more than the amount offered by Listing Brokerage, Buyer is supposed absorb that shortfall.

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