My question is what if you purchased a property, through this agent, that was listed with another broker? That would put you in a position of probably paying, depending on the listing agents' contract, 9% of the sales price in commissions; far too much. The answer to the specific question is you have no legal obligation, unless provided in the non-exclusive listing, to pay anything. What would be "fair" as long as your agent procured the property, assuming the landlord refused, would be 2.5-3% of the first 5 yrs consideration.
Jun 11, 2010