CA real estate practices: Buyers paying a commission
I had a conversation with my daughter who now lives in CA. She told me that when buying a house, you, as the buyer, have to pay a real estate agent a 2.5% commission.
I have never run across this in either IL or CT. Typically the seller pays (6% of the selling price) the commission on the sale.
Is this (buyer paying a commission) a common practice in CA, or was she just naive and run into a buyers agent looking for clientel? Thanks.
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