Seller FAQ

Seller FAQ

What if another agent brings a Buyer – how much will I be charged?

Typically in the Houston area, a Buyer’s Agent commission is 3% of the sales price. We believe that you are likely to get more traffic (therefore, more potential buyers) if you offer a 3% commission to other agents. That said, there is no set price for real estate commissions in Texas, and it’s up to you how much you want to offer a competing agent to bring a Buyer to the table.

What if BBR acts as the intermediary (brings the Buyer)?

BBR will only bring pre-approved, qualified Buyers to the table. We will charge them our typical fees and rebate to them the remainder of the Buyer’s Agent commission you have offered.

I have a house I want to sell in The Woodlands (Clear Lake, Katy, Channelview, Humble, Sugarland, etc.) – will you list it for me for your standard listing fee?

We are not currently offering our standard listing fees for areas outside of Our Markets. For locations outside our markets our fees revert to a commission of 6% of the sales price (3% goes to the Buyer’s Agent). If you’re not sure if your home falls within our market area, give us a quick call or send us an email at Meagan@BuffaloBayouRealty.com with your address and we’ll get back to you asap.

What if my house doesn’t sell, or I change my mind about selling my house? Do I get my deposit back?

We spend a lot of time up front to answer any questions you may have, as well as performing a variety of activies to prepare our office to market your home before we get to a point where we sign a Listing Agreement. Once the Listing Agreement is signed and the deposit is paid, it is non-refundable.

If your home doesn’t sell within the time period we all agreed it should when we signed the Listing Agreement, there’s likely something going on with our strategy. We will sit down and discuss “why” and make some adjustments. This rarely happens when everyone is on the same page and has appropriate expectations of the market and the value of the home for sale.

What am I NOT getting for using a flat-fee broker instead of paying a typical commission?

We feel our standard services for Sellers are competitive with full-price brokerages. Take a look at our Seller Overview page for a complete list of services we provide for every Seller, including a list of add-on services. If you don’t see something that you want, give us a call to discuss or send us an email at Meagan@BuffaloBayouRealty.com and we’ll see about adding it to your agreement with us.

I want to list my house with you, but the price is below $300,000. How much will you charge?

We offer a percentage rate commission of 1.5% of the sales price for homes that we list that are $299,999 and under. This only applies to homes within Our Markets. Our service fee includes the same standard services we offer every Seller, and our add-on services are available at their regular pricing. The 1.5% fee does not include the Buyer Agent’s commission.

REMEMBER: Commission rates in Texas are not set and vary depending on the individual property owner. We use the term “typical commission structure of 6%” as an example only, and make no representations that this is a standard or set structure.

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