You may get offers from buyers without an agent or buyers with an agent. If the buyer has an agent, how should you pay their agent in commissions?
We leave this up to you!

Read our guide and talk with one of our agents to help with your decision.

Buyer Agent Commission Guide

Option 1: No Commission

STRENGTHS

  • Your home will be advertised on all the same platforms. 
  • You can start by offering no commission and then choose to offer a commission at any point in the future. 
  • If Buyers do have an agent, the agent will need to discuss fair compensation with their client. The Buyer may compensate their agent directly instead of you paying commissions. 
  • When Buyer Agent Commissions are part of the offer, the commission becomes negotiable. 

WEAKNESSES

  • Buyer Agents will be less motivated to promote your home to the Buyer.

POTENTIAL SAVINGS

  • Sellers can save 1%-2%  of the purchase price.
  • Examples

    Sale Price: $500,000. Savings: $5,000-$10,000.
    Sale Price: $400,000. Savings: $4,000-$8,000.
    Sale Price: $300,000. Savings: $3,000-$6,000.

Option 2: Offer Some Commission (0.1% to 2.5%)

STRENGTHS

  • Your home will be advertised on all the same platforms. 
  • Many agents don’t like discussing commissions with buyers, this may result in the agent accepting the lower commission offered. 
  • You can start by offering a low commission and then choose to offer a higher commission at any point in the future.

WEAKNESSES

  • Buyer Agents will be less motivated to promote your home to the Buyer when compared to homes that offer 3% commissions. 

POTENTIAL SAVINGS

  • Sellers can save 1%-2%  of the purchase price.

    Examples

    Sale Price: $500,000. Savings: $5,000-$10,000.
    Sale Price: $400,000. Savings: $4,000-$8,000.
    Sale Price: $300,000. Savings: $3,000-$6,000.

Option 3: Offer Typical Commission (2.5% to 3%)

STRENGTHS

  • Ensures that a Buyer Agent is motivated to promote your home to the Buyer.

WEAKNESSES

  • You pay 3% of the purchase price to a Buyer’s Agent.

POTENTIAL SAVINGS

  • You still save thousands of dollars in Seller Agent commissions using FISBA! There are no additional savings on Buyer Agent commissions with this option.   

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