Real Estate agents are paid by strictly commission. This commission is only paid by the seller. Buyers are not charged anything to have a Real Estate agent show them homes. Once the buyer purchases a home, the buyers real estate agent shares commission on the home sale that comes from the seller. Buyers agents often show many homes and do not make any money on them, that’s why it’s important to stick with one agent to show you homes and put offers in with, that way, they get paid for their time and work!