How Do Commissions Work?

Buyers don’t usually pay any commissions to their agents – even though their buyer’s agent works hard on their behalf.

The seller pays a total commission to the listing agent brokerage, which then typically splits it with the cooperating buyer’s brokerage, which pays the buyer’s agent.

Even though the buyer agent commission comes from the seller’s proceeds, that doesn’t mean they don’t represent only the buyer in the transaction!

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