What are the fees?
In TRANSACTION, the fees of the real estate agent are only due once the authentic instrument signed with the notary and are payable ONLY by the notary.
In RENTAL MANAGEMENT, they are payable only once the mission is completed and are divided between the owner and the tenant, according to rules set by law.
The fees of the real estate agent cover an appraisal of the value, the legal and technical environment, the development of the property and the ability to sell or rent. A good real estate agent secures a transaction (sale or rental) at the right price for the buyer/tenant and the seller/owner. Then, he takes care of writing the promise and compromise, or the rental lease.
He accomplishes the mission that you entrusted to him! So why do you want to negotiate the price of his work?
Here is what the law says: "The real estate agent is free to determine the fees he charges. He has no obligation to negotiate them. But it is recognized that in certain cases he can negotiate them if he accepts it. The repression of fraud laid down the principle in a document published at the beginning of 2017 on this point. She recalls that professionals must take care to effectively apply the prices displayed in a majority of transactions ”
Discounts from the scale are authorized only under three conditions, within the framework of negotiations:
- within limits close to the prices charged
- only downward
- and for specific cases (let's face it, this last point is rather vague…)