Proper etiquette as first time home buyer to real estate agent

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I understand that in most cases the seller pays the real estate agent. I still wonder, is there and proper action as a first time home buyer when the agent is showing you properties? A gift? 

Or is simply buying a property enough payment to that individual as they get there percentage?

Thanks all!

@Eric Kissinger if you buy a property that is about all you need to do in my opinion! Unless the deal ends up being really small (30k pig in the midwest). In most markets, if the agents close the deal they will buy you a gift! I know I do for all my Chicago buyers!

Originally posted by @Eric Kissinger :

I understand that in most cases the seller pays the real estate agent. I still wonder, is there and proper action as a first time home buyer when the agent is showing you properties? A gift? 

Or is simply buying a property enough payment to that individual as they get there percentage?

Thanks all!

 You don't need to worry about getting the agent a gift, a thank you note or positive review is more than enough

Brie Schmidt, Real Estate Agent in Illinois (#471.018287) and Wisconsin (#57846-90)

Thank you John! It will be a much bigger purchase than a midwest pig! Haha.

Thank you Brie, I appreciate the response.

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