Should Home Sellers Pay The Buyer’s Agent Commission?

Emily Farber
Emily Farber
Published on July 5, 2024

As a home seller it’s an appealing thought to NOT pay the buyer’s agent’s commission–it could save you thousands of dollars! After all, why should you pay a buyer’s Realtor to negotiate against you? But, is this cost savings an effective strategy when trying to sell your home? There’s several compelling reasons why, as a home seller, you may want to incentivize a home buyer with a buyer’s agent to write you an offer…and offer to pay the compensation for that Realtor. There are a lot of big changes happening in the real estate industry as a result of the Sitzer-Burnett class action lawsuit and NAR’s settlement with the DOJ, and, unfortunately, a lot of misinformation being perpetuated by mainstream media for what it means to consumers. Before you decide upon your home selling strategy and whether or not to offer compensation, watch this video to find out about the pros and cons of paying for the buyer’s agent’s commission!

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