Real estate agents generally charge a percentage of the final selling price. If a property sells for $500,000 and the agent’s fee was 2%, $10,000 commission would be payable. Before appointing your agent, it is important to know if their fee is inclusive of exclusive of GST.
Use the below real estate agent fee calculator to determine how much it will cost to sell your property in Australia. Amounts calculated include 10% GST, but exclude other costs an agent may charge such as advertising and marketing.
Note that in Tasmania and Queensland agents generally follow institute and regulatory guidelines respectively. For these states there is no need to enter an agent fee % amount in the above calculator, just a property value.
*For QLD the agent fee % figure is ignored as in QLD it is common for agents to charge 5% on the first $18,000 of sale price and 2.5% on balance. This was the regulated maximum before fees were deregulated in 2014. Note fees are negotiatble and from our experience generally range from 2% - 3%.
*For TAS the agent fee % figure is ignored as in TAS the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania recommends a commission fee structure, which most agents adhere to. The figure was calculated as $5523 plus 3.99% of excess over $100,000 (REIT guideline as at 1 November 2014).
*In NSW commissions generally range from 2% - 2.5% in metropolitan areas and 2.5% - 3.5% outside of those areas.
*In the ACT commissions generally range from 2.5% in metropolitan areas to 2.5% - 4% outside of those areas.
*In VIC commissions generally range from 1.6% - 2.5% in metropolitan areas and 2.5% - 3% outside of those areas.
*In SA commissions generally range from 2% - 3%.
*In the NT commissions generally range from 2.5% - 4%.
*In WA commissions generally range from 3% - 3.25%.
If you’re unsure what fee percentage to use then just search for your suburb below. Which Real Estate Agent has helped thousands of Australians identify their best local agents and in the process we have recorded what agents charge across Australia.
Enter suburb to view average agent fees for your area
Avg. Agent Fee (%)
0.00% - 1.50%
1.50% - 1.75%
1.75% - 2.00%
2.00% - 2.25%
2.25% - 2.50%
2.50% - 2.75%
2.75% - 3.00%
Avg. Agent Fee (%)
0% - 5%
5% - 6%
6% - 7%
7% - 8%
8% - 9%
9% - 10%
Remember these are average rates and what agents quote for your property will depend on its value, location, desirability and market conditions.
If you are selling your property you may also be interested in our detailed state-by-state sale guides containing further information on agent, related costs and the conveyancing process involved in selling your property. Click on your state: ACT, NSW, SA, VIC, QLD, TAS, WA.
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