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askguru expert
Hi there, thanks for writing to us on AskGuru.

In an HDB transaction, if you are not represented by an agent, there is no need to pay for the agent's commission. However, in a private property transaction, the buyer's agent will collect a commission from the seller.

Hope this answers your question.

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Aaron Chong
Whether you are selling or purchasing a unit, if you DIY all by yourself and your own effort, you do not have to pay any commission at all.

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Jeffrey Heng
Hi Sir/Mdm,

From your question I am guessing that you are the seller of the property. Are you selling a private property? How our guidelines work is, for HDB sellers, the buying agent will collect commission from the buyers but for private property, the buying agent will split the commission with the seller's agent. So this is just to explain to you how our industry guidelines are.

But to answer your question, if the agent is not serving or representing you, then you do not need to pay any commission. If you have anymore questions, you can feel free to contact me and I can share more with you. No worries as there are no obligations at all. Can just explain the situation to you and maybe give you some suggestions.

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Silvia Yang
Hi Sir/Madam

Are you referring to private property or HDB?

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Greetings from Ohmyhome!

If you have not engaged the agent's services, you don't have to pay the agent any commission.

Hope the above suffice.

Richmond Chia
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Steven Wang
You might have DIY the sale of your property (private), the buyer's Agent brought the buyer to you.

If the buyer had contacted you directly and both parties did all the work, then nobody needs to pay anyone.

In your case, the buyer's agent brought the buyer to you and indirectly brokered the transaction.

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