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Real Estate Seller and Buyer Commission

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What is the going rate for the buyer and seller agent commission for Residential Real Estate here in Switzerland. Thank you for your input.
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Hello,

What is the going rate for the buyer and seller agent commission for Residential Real Estate here in Switzerland. Thank you for your input.

3%. An utter rip off but they have to keep it so high because they sell so very few houses.

Sell it yourself.
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Re: Real Estate Seller and Buyer Commission

Thats not to bad at all in Spain some are charging upto 10%, with the average being 6%
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Re: Real Estate Seller and Buyer Commission

I'm currently trying to sell my flat and I'm dealing with an agent from Remax.

The rate, as mentioned above, is 3%, entirely paid by the seller. But - read the contract - there is a minimum charge. In my case, the contract states that the agent gets a minimum of 16 KCHF - so if I have to sell my flat for anything under 533 KCHF, there is no additional risk for the agent.

Some agencies will also try to hit you with an escape charge - if they fail to sell your flat and you terminate the contract, they will charge you. In my case, I'm paying as I go - if I terminate the contract (a scenario which I am seriously considering, since I'm not happy with my agent), there is no additional charge.

Just like any other contract - caveat emptor.
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Thats not to bad at all in Spain some are charging upto 10%, with the average being 6%
In Germany, it's also 6% plus tax - 3.57% paid by the seller, and 3.57% paid by the buyer. (3% plus 19% VAT = 3.57%).
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