Selling a rental property is a big endeavor with typically large amounts of money involved. Real estate professionals (agent or broker) often bring qualified buyers or sellers to the transaction and also facilitate the sale process. In exchange for their service, they are compensated with a commission. The commission is usually paid by the property seller and is calculated as a percentage of the property’s final sale price. Try out our property sale commission calculator to easily understand and see how much a sale commission would be.
Calculate Rental Property Sale Commission
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Rental Property Sale Commission Formula
The standard mathematical formula for calculating a property sale commission is noted below. Note that you will first need to determine the values for the property’s final selling price and the commission percentage (%) for the agent/broker, to input into calculation.
Sale Commission = Property Sale Price1 x
Commission Rate (%)2
1. Property Selling Price – The final net-selling price of the property, including any deductions or additions.
2. Other Income – The agreed upon percentage amount agreed upon buyer and seller to be paid to a real estate agent. Commissions are usually percentage based (%) but can also be a fixed amount. In real estate transactions, the commission for both agents is usually paid by the property seller.
What are Rental Property Sale Commissions?
A property sale commission is a fee paid to licensed real estate professionals for their services in assisting with the successful sale of a property. Both representatives of the buyer and seller receive a commission, which is calculated as a percentage of the final sale price of the property.
Rental Property Sale Commission FAQ
Who is Responsible for Paying Property Sale Commissions?
Generally, the seller of the property is responsible for paying the commission, which is deducted from the proceeds of the sale. However, indirectly, the buyer might bear this cost since the sale price might be set with the commission in mind.
How is the Commission Split if There is a Listing Agent and a Buyer’s Agent Involved?
Typically, the total commission is split between the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. Using the example with a 6% commission on a $500,000 sale, the $30,000 might be divided equally, with each agent receiving $15,000. However, the split ratio can vary based on agreements and market practices.
Are Rental Property Sale Commissions Negotiable?
Yes, property sale commissions are negotiable. While there might be standard rates in many markets, sellers can negotiate the rate based on various factors, such as the expected ease of sale, the agent’s experience, or the unique attributes of the property.