With most estate agents you will charge you two fees. A (1) Marketing Fee, which is often charged upfront & covers marketing costs like professional photography. And a (2) Sales Fee, charged at the end when the sale is complete, usually a percentage of the final sale price.
A Sales Fee is a percent so it incentivises the agent to get you the best possible price. It is paid to the agent out of the buyer’s booking deposit, so you shouldn’t have to write a cheque.
With Churches Estate Agents, we don’t charge you a Marketing Fee at any time. We pay for a Complete Marketing Package and only charge you a Sales Fee if/when we sell the property.