Another element of the exclusive agreement with the buyer`s representative is compensation. All commission percentages are negotiable. However, it is very likely that the seller will pay the buyer`s agent to bring them a qualified buyer. However, your contract may include a minimum commission amount that you may have to cover if the seller does not offer a commission to your agent. Be sure to read this section carefully. If you are in an exclusive agreement with an agent, it means that you work with them and only with them. You can negotiate the commission rate, but if the seller agrees to pay an additional commission and it is disclosed, the buyer`s representative may receive more. But that doesn`t mean your agent will relent his duties – he always has your best interest in the heart. The agreement usually lasts six months.

However, some agents will apply for a full one-year contract, while others will agree on a 30-day contract. Payment is described in this section and many buyers have questions about it. In 2019, the average commission rate was 5.702%, but it can reach 3%. Some real estate agencies will cling to a few hundred extra dollars, but don`t get angry! You, the buyer, do not have to pay your real estate agent`s commission. Once the transaction is complete, the seller will pay all commission fees to his agent (the Agency of Agencies). Then the agent will pay the buyer`s agency what it owes. The California buyer-buyer broker agreement requires buyers and brokers to start mediation when there is a problem with commissions. All other issues can be resolved in court. The buyer and broker may also agree to resolve all other disputes through arbitration and not the courts.

Since the agreement is a legal contract if one of the parties does not comply with the terms, the other party has the right to request the legal application of the contract, unless it has agreed to the arbitration. There is a saying, “Why would you buy the cow before you drink the milk?” The same situation can be applied here. Don`t be afraid to ask for a try. Can you spend an afternoon with this person? Do they really have your best interest in the heart? Ask if they will drive you and show you a few places first. I can`t ask for anything bad.