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Nothing; that was an easy one. In 99% of all transactions, the seller pays the real estate agent’s fee. How does this work? When an owner of a property sells their home, they sign a listing agreement, which allows the “listing agent” to advertise the home for sale, put a sign in the yard and post the property to the local MLS to find a buyer. When the listing agreement is signed, the “fee” is structured at 6% of the sales price when the property sells. The agreement says that the “listing agent” will offer half of the commission to another agent if they bring a buyer to buy the home. This fee is paid no matter which involved agent finds the buyer.