How much do I have to pay an agent to help me buy a home? Usually the seller pays the real estate transaction fee or the real estate commission. Whenever properties are listed in multiple listing service and a realtor make some assist you in purchasing the property and you submit your offer and the seller accepts the offer. These are called transactional brokers and they’re there to have a fiduciary responsibility, to both the buyer and the seller. And the seller pays the real estate commission, for both the listing agent and also the selling agent. If you find a house on your own, you do not need a realtor to put together the transaction. You can call an attorney, or you can call me if you’re in my market area, which is in the Pascoe Canelo’s Hernando, Hillsborough area. And we can put together a contract and you don’t have to pay a real estate commission for doing that. If you find a house on your own, that is not listed with a real estate agent, the only costs that you may have with a real estate agent is what they call a transaction fee, which usually is in the neighbor of two or $300, which they, you may be charged as a buyer in a real estate transaction. Give me a call. If you have any questions. My phone number is (727) 847-2288.