Folks - I just posed this question accidentally on another thread. Realizing this is a distinct topic I'm posting it here separately.
I'm dealing with a broker to purchase a plot and before going too far ahead with him I wanted to check if he would charge me a commission. He is asking for 1% of the sale value. However, two friends who bought plots within the last year in Gurgaon told me they did not pay any commission and that the brokerage fees is always paid by the seller (it is implicit in the final sale price). This is my first transaction in this market and guidance on this will be much appreciated.