1. ## Add-on to house price

A house owner hires an agent to sell his house for five hundred thousand dollars, as agreed with the owner the agent will sell the house for five hundred fifty thousand dollars.

When the house is sold, the agent will receive fifty thousand dollars in addition to the commission.

Can I call the sum of fifty thousand dollars “add-on/add-on value” to the house price?

Is there a formal noun for the sum of fifty thousand dollars, which can be used in document or receipt?

2. ## Re: Add-on to house price

In addition to the commission? Is that what you mean?

Or do you mean that the \$50k is the commission?

When people deal with selling property, they usually pay a fixed percentage commission to the real estate agents involved.

An agent will give a good faith estimate to the seller to show how much money they will receive for a given selling price. If you want \$500k from selling a house, then you have to make this estimate of costs and set your selling price accordingly.

3. ## Re: Add-on to house price

Originally Posted by SoothingDave
In addition to the commission? Is that what you mean?

Or do you mean that the \$50k is the commission?

When people deal with selling property, they usually pay a fixed percentage commission to the real estate agents involved.

An agent will give a good faith estimate to the seller to show how much money they will receive for a given selling price. If you want \$500k from selling a house, then you have to make this estimate of costs and set your selling price accordingly.
Yes, in addition to the commission.

The house owner wants 500K from selling the house, when a buyer is willing to pay 500k, he will sell the house and pay the agent a commission of (Y% x 500K).

But, the agent wants to earn more, with the consent of the seller, the agent will sell the house for 550K, if the house is sold, the owner will get 500K, and the extra 50k will go to the agent’s pocket. The agent will then get 50k plus (y% x 500K).

In order to avoid dispute, 2 receipts will be drafted, one for the commission, and one for the extra 50K.

What is the correct word or description to be used to identify the extra 50K?

e.g. “commission” for the agent’s reward, “transportation expenses” for the money spent in travelling.

4. ## Re: Add-on to house price

In my opinion, that is illegal. The owner may have agreed to ask for 500K, but if the house sells for 550K, the agent does not get the extra 50K. He/she gets the same percentage of the 550K that he/she would have gotten from the 500K.

5. ## Re: Add-on to house price

Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
In my opinion, that is illegal. The owner may have agreed to ask for 500K, but if the house sells for 550K, the agent does not get the extra 50K. He/she gets the same percentage of the 550K that he/she would have gotten from the 500K.
This practice is common in some areas, it provides incentive to agents to look for buyers.

In order to get the extra 50K, agent must obtain prior consent from the owner.

Do you think "rebate" can be used to identify the extra 50K?

6. ## Re: Add-on to house price

That would be illegal in the UK.

8. ## Re: Add-on to house price

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
That would be illegal in the UK.
It is easy to make the "illegal" legal.

The owner simply admits he sold the house for 550K, and because of the good service of the agent, he gave the agent extra 50K as incentive.

9. ## Re: Add-on to house price

Originally Posted by Peter Chan
It is easy to make the "illegal" legal.

The owner simply admits he sold the house for 550K, and because of the good service of the agent, he gave the agent extra 50K as incentive.
There could be tax implications for both parties.

10. ## Re: Add-on to house price

I would like to meet the moron who signed that contract. I would sell him/her a bridge in Brooklyn.

No, the extra 50K would be described as theft in my opinion.

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