Originally Posted by friz
I am not a broker and have never sold used cars for a living but - Why in the heck would the seller pay someone who is basically his adversary (buyer's broker) in the sale? The listing broker may want to make an arrangement with his commission but as a seller I cannot see any advantage in paying someone to work against me.
That is really my point. Technically, the 10% is withheld from the sell price and given to the listing broker. The question is around whether the listing broker is willing to split it with the buyer's broker, and if so, how much?
The seller doesn't pay the buyer's broker directly, nor does the seller dictate how the commission is split or who pays the buyers broker.
More important is around the buyer's contract with the buying broker. What is the buyer's broker's expectation?