Linwood, NJ asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: I requested a showing of a for sale by owner home. When I hit the website button (request showing) a realtor contacted

Me. No contract signed with her. Do I owe her a commission if I purchase the home?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jake Causing Santos
Jake Causing Santos
  • Mount Olive, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Traditionally, in NJ, sellers pay the full realtor commission. However, if you made some statement that could lead the realtor to believe that you had a verbal agreement to pay part of the realtor's commission, then you may have a verbal contract with the realtor. This information is general in nature and not a substitute for advice from an attorney that has thoroughly reviewed all the facts of your situation.

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