Vermont Raises Real Estate Transfer Taxes, now paid more than most real estate agents.

#7 Waitsfield InnAt the end of the session, it was clear that they needed more money for programs. They tried to launch a $50 per parcel fee across the state. People recognizing this as the tax that it is were vocal.

So with a slip of the hand the boosted the property transfer tax on non-resident transfers. On a 5% commission the listing agent or selling agent will be paid 1.25% of the deal. The state is now making 1.46% on these deals. On 6% commission an agent would earn 1.5% on either the selling side or listing side.

 

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