Average Commission Rate for Real Estate Agents – 2018 Update

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National Average Realtor Commission 2018

  • 1992 = 6.04%
  • 2005 = 5.02%
  • 2011 = 5.3%
  • 2013 = 5.38%
  • 2014 = 5.18%
  • 2015 = 5.26%
  • 2017 = 5.12%

*Above numbers are from Real Trends.
Commission rate averages are hard to come by. Real Trends, a real estate industry publishing and consulting firm, is one of the only available sources of information.

Steve Murray, president of Real Trends, Inc wrote in fall of 2017 that, “the average commission rate has dropped about 20 basis points in the last five years (5.32 to 5.12).”

Portland Real Estate Market Commission

All real estate commission is negotiable and there is no set standard. Local commission rates in Portland are not published, but it doesn’t take long to find competing commission rates online. Be sure to negotiate the rate with your local real estate agent. Weigh services and experience vs. commission charge. Not all real estate agents provide the same services or have the same track record, not even close.

Our Commission Rate

I charge 4.25% commission max. and pay more to market my listings online so they sell faster and for more. I run a top 1% real estate team in the Portland market. We have the experience (licensed since 2003) and marketing power (vastly increased online home presence) you’re looking for! In addition to our enhanced online exposure we provide professional photography, interior design consultations, walkthrough videos, and much more. You’ll get full, experienced representation and services, better marketing and support – all for a reasonable commission rate.

March 12, 2018

Stephen FitzMaurice

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor is a top 5% real estate agent in the U.S. A Principal Broker in Oregon, Managing Broker in Washington, he has been licensed since 2003 for residential real estate sales. Call his team in Oregon at 503-714-1111 or in Washington at 360-345-3833.

4% max to sell a home in Portland and SW Washington.
4.25% max to sell a home in Salem and Bend.
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