Commission rates up, but agents earn less

Study reveals reverse trend in seller's market

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Are commissions going up or are they going down? New data from America’s top real estate firms holds some interesting answers to this often-contentious debate.

Recently there has been a spirited debate among Inman News readers about the future of agent compensation. What few people are discussing, however, is a pattern that has been consistent for the 30-plus years I have been in the business. Commission rates are primarily contingent upon whether an area is experiencing a buyer’s or seller’s market.