Yes, real estate agents do not work for free. To be listed in the MLS, you must offer a commission to the agent who represents the buyer (the “cooperating broker” or “selling agent”). If a real estate agent presents an accepted offer and it goes to closing, you must pay the commission offered on the MLS listing. The commission is paid directly by you to the buyers brokerage firm at the close of escrow.
In most states, If you sell your home to a buyer that is not represented by a broker, then you pay no commission. Refer to the details on the Purchase Page after choosing your state. To keep your upfront listing fee low, in some states our listing broker will retain 0.1% to 0.25% of the buyers broker commission.