How the commission for agents (realtors) work in Japan ?
The system is very different from that of USA.
In the US, sellers pay the commission to the sellers agents (listing agents) and buyers don’t pay the commission.
(Later, sellers agents split the commission with buyers agents)
In Japan, a buyer pays the 3% commission to buyers agent and a seller pays the same 3% to sellers agent (listing agent)
3% is the statutory rate and not negotiable (it is but I don’t negotiate).
Japan has been infamous for the problem of “dual agency”.