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?
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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