Originally Posted by jlstyle
Buyers don't pay a dime for the agent. It is the seller's agent who splits commission with buyer's agent. And no, you dont pay any premium for their qualification.
Lastly, you would want to ask your agent about his transaction histories if you want to interview but I wouldnt. You would want to find a person who can click with you, not a person who passes your test. It all varies what buyer wants from the agent.
Yes this is not entirely correct info. Its all about what the closing bill of sale says. Most of the time it is the seller that pays but it can be split based on a percentage between the buyer and seller. And if you really get anal rapped the buyer can pay call the closing costs. Look at it this way; the more demand for the property the more leverage the seller has in negotiating terms for the closing.
Good luck in your home search.