Your guide to real estate commissions and fees

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Written by James Hurwood
Reviewed by Stephen Zeller
Updated April 2, 2024

Real estate commissions and fees explained

What are the different types of real estate agent fees and commissions?

What is an unconditional real estate commission fee?

Do commission fees include GST?

Can you negotiate commissions with a real estate agent?

Will I pay more to sell a property via auction?

Other important real estate agent info

What does a real estate agent do?

How do I pick a real estate agent?

What other costs might I have to pay?

When do real estate agents get paid?

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Stephen Zeller
General Manager – Money

Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking. He’s also a member of both the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

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