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How to pay for the services of a realtor in Italy 2021

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Who pays the agent? Italian law does not prohibit receiving commissions from both sides. If the buyer and the seller have their own agents, the commission is divided. When signing a purchase agreement, a preliminary contract includes a clause on the realtor's commission.

Nuance: if the first viewing of the object took place with a specific specialist, then in case of buying this property, you need to buy the object with the help of this agent. A buyer who leaves for another agent will have to pay a commission to both of them.

There are several points:

If a preliminary agreement is signed to secure the transaction itself, the agent's work is considered completed and he is entitled to the full amount of remuneration.

In practice, the payment can be divided into two parts: after the parties sign the purchase agreement and on the date of signing the title deed.

And when buying on credit, the agency will receive remuneration only after a positive decision of the financial organization


The commission is paid by any guaranteed non-cash payment.

What about the size of the commission?

As a rule, each region of Italy has its own size from 3 to 5%, do not forget about VAT 22% (not for all agencies). In practice: the percentage is negotiated and fixed in the contract.
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