Real estate agent fees are negotiable and up to the buyer and seller. Traditional real estate agents recommend and often receive 3% for each side of the sale, as that has become the norm in the industry. However, by law they cannot force their fees on a buyer or seller; they can merely suggest. In the contract, it is up to the buyer or seller to ratify the real estate agent’s fee structure or suggest an alternative. An agent does not have to accept any alternative. Real estate agent fees in Denver or Seattle at TRELORA are $3,000 in Colorado or $4,000 in Washington for the buyer or seller, regardless of the price of the home. We believe the flat fee structure is the most transparent and most fair structure for the homeowner. That is what we suggest fore real estate agent fees, and they are the cheapest around.