Will new commission models die in the next downturn?

These innovations are working right now in a seller's market, but changing market conditions could wreck the whole strategy
  • Cutting commission is a losing proposition.
  • Not all agents are worth full commission, but there are plenty of stellar agents who are.
  • In seller's markets, it's easy to put a listing under contract. But in a buyer's market, it all changes.

Alternative business models that offer new commission models including a reduced commission in exchange for less service typically explode in seller’s markets. Do these models represent the future, or will most disappear in the next downturn?