Editor's note: This month, Inman News is focusing coverage on real estate commissions and alternative compensation models. Join the discussion: Click here to share your views and insight with Inman News readers. Seattle-based real estate company RT Brokerage Services Inc. has rolled out hourly fees for its real estate services as an alternative to its traditional commission-based compensation structure. Real estate brokerages typically charge a commission rate that is based on a percentage of the home's sale price to sell a home. And this total commission tends to be in the range of 4 percent to 7 percent, though this can vary. The listing broker typically shares a portion of that commission with another broker that brought the buyer into the sale. In this way, prospective buyers d...
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