Who Pays the Buyers Agent

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentQuick thought for the day …

Some argue buyers pay their agents as part of their financing because they’re the ones bringing all of the money to the closing table.

But if a buyer purchase a home without independent representation and there’s no reduction in the ultimate sales price because commission is contained in the listing agreement between seller and list agent, hasn’t the buyer “paid” just as much to be unrepresented as they would have to have someone negotiating in their best interest?

And which is most costly? “Paying” to handle all the negotiations, all the repair requests, all the inspections and managing the escrow on your own or “paying” the same amount to have an experienced professional do it for you?

[tags]real estate commissions, buyers agency, Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.


  • Rail Life 10 years ago

    The last paragraph makes it sound like a pretty easy question! But, then again, some people just like to argue.. 🙂

  • Jeff Brown 10 years ago

    Facts, logic and empirical evidence of real life application? You stop this right now! 🙂

  • Charleston real estate today 10 years ago

    As always, you say it best.

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