When buying a commercial property, the brokerage contract is the agreement between you (the buyer) and your broker. For the buyer, it is in your best interest to get this agreement in writing and have it checked by a real estate lawyer in order to ensure the best result and to have a document that declares each party to homework, but that does not give the broker more than necessary. For the broker, it is necessary to receive the agreement in writing to receive the brokerage fee. Any real estate transaction must be done in writing to be legally binding. (Cal. Civ. Code 1624 (d)). A voluntary contractual agreement may exist between two parties, including a buyer or seller, on the one hand, and a broker on the other. The broker facilitates transactions between the buyer or seller and a third party that may be an airline, an insurance company, a stock fund, a wholesaler, a communications company or another interested party. Brokerage agreements share some fundamental principles. The duration of your buyer brokerage contract is related to the duration of the contract. It is usually written in the first paragraph of the contract, and you are bound by the contractual terms of the buyer-broker agreement for that period. Depending on the proposed complexity of the transaction and your requirements, you may want 360 days, but most agents accept 30 days.

The brokerage contract is a formal agreement between the buyer/seller and the broker. If there were to be disputes between these two parties, this agreement will be the source to understand the duty of each party in the agreement. A real estate lawyer can help you check and revise the form of the real estate agent who might otherwise favor the broker to your detriment. They define how the transaction is conducted and attempt to define the relationship by indicating each party`s obligations and the limits of those commitments. They generally describe the steps required to complete the planned transaction, the rewards — payments and commissions — and penalties for non-compliance with the agreement. The buyer-broker agreement determines the amount of compensation that the broker and agent will receive from you. However, all real estate commissions are negotiable. The language of the contract specifies that you are not required to pay compensation if another party, such as the seller, pays it instead.