Does an agency’s fees in a French Compromis de vente show as a percentage or as a fee?

Real Estate Agency Fees

French real estate agencies may state their fee for services on a listing agreement as a percentage of the sale price of a French property or as a fee.

However, it appears that according to the French agents we know French contracts of purchase and sale (called the compromis de vente) typicallly show the French agency fees as a sum of money and not as a percentage.

We understand this fee may be calculated based on an agreed percentage in the listing (mandat de vente) but it may also be a fee agreed to by the agency during the negotiation of the sale of the property. As always, the answer is never a general rule. If you are looking for an exact answer it is best to speak with a French notary who deals with a lot of real estate transactions.

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