ZipRealty lands more listings

9 in 10 clients are buyers, but closed listings up 73 percent

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ZipRealty Inc., a brokerage known for the commission rebates it offers buyers, said it closed 73 percent more transactions in which it represented the seller during the first three months of 2010 than during the same period a year ago.

The brokerage still represented buyers in 92 percent of the 4,903 transaction sides it tallied during the first quarter. But ZipRealty agents also racked up 376 closed listings — transactions in which the company represented sellers — nearly twice as many as the 217 closed last year.