Dating tips for real estate attorneys
As a buyer, you may hire an agent to represent you. Buyer agents will expect you to sign an exclusive retainer agreement and you might be asked to pay an upfront fee.
The retainer fee is usually refunded when you settle.
The advice given here is general information and you should seek the guidance of experienced professionals.
Agents are usually paid by the seller, at settlement. There is no “set” fee and you can find agents willing to discount their fees.
There are also limited-service companies that will work with you for a flat fee rather than a percentage commission.
However, if you sign an exclusive buyer agency agreement and buy a house from someone else, you would owe the buyer agent a fee.
Agents can pre-qualify you to determine your appropriate price range and financing.