ISSUE:

During the escrow period the buyer’s broker agreed to pay the closing costs of the buyer. The buyer’s broker is not receiving any compensation from the buyer, but is receiving a co-broke commission under MLS from the listing broker. Can the buyer’s broker pay the buyer’s closing costs at close of escrow?

ANSWER:

Yes. A buyer’s broker is entitled to credit the buyer with a portion of the buyer’s broker’s commission, inasmuch as the cost of the transaction is reduced to the consumer.

Arizona REALTOR® Digest May 2005