Who pays estate agent’s fees in France?

Is it the buyer or the seller who pays estate agency fees and what is a reasonable commission for a €2million house? Can you bargain to improve the rate? A.V.

It is usually the seller and they are also included in the sale price as quoted to the buyer and written in the sale deeds. However the estate agency will generally quote the seller the sum which he or she should expect to receive on sale.

When the two parties are at the notaire’s office to sign the acte de vente ...

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