How much did your realtor earn?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 4
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013


Post # 5
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

according to the 3.5/1.5 rule… our relators got about $4,000. Not bad for 1 month of searching (only on sundays) and not really doing much else. lol


My poor mortgage guy. If anything after our house he deserved a raise!

Post # 7
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t think there’s a rule. I think each realtor company charges a different percentage. I know when we tried to sell my grandparents house I think we negotiated down to 2.9% because we didn’t sign up for a lot of their “tools.” 

Post # 8
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Sellers pay 7% (3.5% to each realtor) for homes in our area. The real estate company we use also charges $110 administration fee per transaction (buying or selling). We’ve had five transactions with our realtor since February 2012, so I think we’ve been pretty good clients for him 🙂

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh man!

In Vermont, 4% is standard, and 10% if it’s a mobile home!

And it’s not like they take 100% of the comission… a lot of it goes to their office!

Post # 10
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Our buyer’s agent made $16k on our deal. She’s a friend, so I was thrilled for her to get that paycheck. 🙂

Post # 11
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

When we use a realtor (and we usually don’t), we don’t pay more than 2% ever. Essentially all you need is a lawyer and I hate giving money to people to do something I can do myself. As far as I’m concerned, it’s money wasted and who likes to do that?

Post # 13
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Each agent typically makes 3% in CA where we live (unless it has been negotiated otherwise). Usually the real estate company makes a huge chunk of that, so the agent doesn’t make 100% of the commission (by a long shot).


$14,280 went to each agent (so $28,560 total). The seller pays the agent.


Post # 14
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@AB Bride:  to be completely honest … I’m not sure lol.  All I know is my closing cost were $4600. But we used my FI’s best friends parents as realtors…. found out later the reason he pushed so hard was bc they gave him $800 dollars since we used them. Not happy bout that lol

Post # 15
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We were the buyers and ogot agent got about 12.5k. The seller’s agent got 11.4k, I have no idea why they were different. 

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