Do FSBO sellers have to pay realtor fees?
If a for sale by owner wishes to avoid paying the commission directly, the buyer will be required to pay the agent out of pocket. As a result of this expense, the offer will usually ask for a “credit” to the buyer to pay the buying real estate agent’s commission at closing. In this case, the credit is a concession for the agent’s commission that comes out of the proceeds of your sale.
In real estate, fees cannot be avoided. That’s why companies with 1% listing fees like Clever are increasing in popularity among would-be FSBO sellers.