So, if I'm buying & selling through the same realtor, what kind of rates are typical and to be expected? Apparently Ontario/east coast tends to use a fixed % rate ie. 5% of purchase price, but BC/west coast tends to use a % of first $ (ie. $100k) and a different % on the rest of the purchase price. Also, apparently the realtor will also have a portion of those rates go to the other agent involved as an incentive which I didn't realize. When it comes down to it, I want to know what a competitive rate is basically.