Discounters, new agents add pressure to home-sale commissions

Report details current state of real estate commissions

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The majority of real estate agents in a recent survey said that home sellers are more likely to negotiate commission rates today than a year ago, and that companies offering discounts have had the most impact on their sales commissions in the last year.

That’s one of the key findings in an Inman News research report, “The State of Real Estate Commissions: 2006,” released today.