Can I negotiate the buyer’s agent commission?

Answer:

No, we don’t recommend adjusting it unless your house is worth a million dollars or more.

negotiate agent commission

The harsh reality is that homes without a 3% buyer’s agent commission (BAC) are seen as a RED FLAG to a real estate agent.

Agents expect to be paid the typical fee. When a seller lowers this fee, they are not likely to show your property.

In Texas, about 99% of all homes are listed with 3% being offered to the buyer’s agent.

The smartest thing to do is inflate your list price to include a 3% commission for a buyer’s agent and leave less room to negotiate.

REMEMBER:

If a buyer comes along without an agent, you don’t pay any commission at all.”

Click here for more information on adjusting the buyer’s agent commission.

Below is a helpful video about negotiating the buyer’s commission.

 

By | 2015-04-15T03:10:37+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Contract Questions|