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      02-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by KingOfJericho View Post
A real estate agent is a realtor. I think when my sale went through I paid her something like $100. It's a rounding error amongst the other closing costs...
No, realtor is a trademarked term, and not every agent is a realtor.

Originally Posted by Joekerr View Post
but, if you use no agent you can always negotiate that into the price and tell the seller he only has to pay his agent the half commission and that way you get the house cheaper.
This isn't true, they can't show the house to you, either you get an agent and they get 1.5% or the sellers agent shows you and they get all 3%. Either way it's going to be up to the agent if they want to give up the commission, good luck getting them to.

Also unless the agent is a broker they don't even get all the commission, and the broker has a say in how much they could give up even if they wanted to.