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    I have been scouting a few house in Santiago and so far all the agents I have talked to are telling me the same thing, 1 or 2 deposit and 1 month extra pay the agent fee.

    They are all telling me this is like this in Santiago

    I have been living in SD for 7 years, 3 different house, I have never paid any extra money to. the agent, it was always coming out of the landlord (wich make sense right...) so im simply wondering, is this a thing? and if yes, how so?

    When you buy a house in Santiago does the buyer pays the commission also?? lol makes no sense.

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    If you are not Dominican, get a Dominican you know to try and rent a house with the same realtors and see if they ask him for this.

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    I rented in Santiago. It is what it is. (My wife is Dominican) You want to rent or nitpick with the owners? Good luck then.

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    ...I live in Santiago and 3 months is all I have ever know ...and the person was a Dominican who leased the house.......

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    this is extremely strange that from a city to another they do things different.

    Either way, I stand my own, I would never pay the commission. Had to unfortunately cancel my favorite options, there is plenty of options available and it's clearly a buyer market and not seller, for what its worth some of the owners of houses I have on my list are on board with paying the agent fee even tho not all of them but I find it kinda outrageous they try to f*ck renters like this.

    I love how they said "es asi en santiago"

    Didnt know Santiago was so special from other cities around the world lol.

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    referring to your comment SKY, Honestly I hate seeing comments like this. If you feel like a Dominican would have it better then you its simply your own fault, Dominicans are actually very bad at negociating and understanding values of almost anything.

    Either you are too weak while negociating or making a decisions or you have poor knowledge on how to handle a business/money decision that doesn't have a price tag on it if you feel like you need your Dominican wife to make an arrengment

    Never be afraid of walking away and also you never loose something that is not yours, just stand on your side and if they prefer to loose a sell then its there problem not yours!
    Last edited by jeanchris; 10-05-2018 at 02:32 PM. Reason: extea

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    Yes, you know it all. Good luck again.

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    I rent in Santiago. Paid 2 months deposit plus first months rent to owner of
    property on day I signed 1 year lease with receipt of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    Yes, you know it all. Good luck again.
    No I am not trying to sound smart or anything, yeah sometimes I would tend to agree that its better to let a local do X stuff, but I disagree when it comes to these type of situation.

    Of course if you don't speak Spanish or just arrive here and dont understands people logic they will eat you alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristoRey View Post
    I rent in Santiago. Paid 2 months deposit plus first months rent to owner of
    property on day I signed 1 year lease with receipt of course.
    Cool, thanks.

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