Reasonable Real Estate Commission
I believe real estate agent commissions should be reasonable. Though I have become increasingly successful over the years, reaching Top 5% in the country, I have maintained a reasonable commission rate in Oregon of 4.5% maximum to 2% as a listing agent, typically earning 2% for my services and offering the buyer’s agent 2.5%. In SW Washington we offer the buyer’s agent 2.25% and our charge is 1.75%, making our max. commission in SW Washington 4%. Click the top menu for our services areas throughout Oregon and Washington. While we charge a real estate commission rate that is less than the national average, we still pay more to market our clients’ homes so they sell faster and for more, and we always offer cancel anytime contracts for no charge. See any service area page for more details. Our team has completed over 2,000 local home sales.
Our Team’s Maximum Commission – 4.5% in Oregon and Washington
No matter how we break it down below, the Stephen FitzMaurice Team never charges a client more than 4.5% commission total to sell a home in Oregon or Washington.
Oregon Real Estate Commission
In Oregon we charge 4.5% total. We keep 2% and offer 2.5% commission to the buying agent. While all real estate commissions are negotiable and there is no standard, what commission rate is offered to the buyer’s agent does matter.
Washington Real Estate Commission
In Washington we charge 4% total. We keep 1.75% and offer 2.25% commission to the buying agents.
Dual Representation Commission Discount – 3%
If a buyer reaches out to me and wants the listing agent to represent them (both sides) the total commission is 3% in Oregon or Washington. We only do this if it is something the seller desires and with the seller’s full permission. This is called Disclosed Limited Agency, the buyer and seller have to both agree to this in writing. This situation often comes up if the seller already knows the buyer or if the buyer happens to be an investor (someone who buys and sells real estate frequently) and doesn’t feel the need to have a buyer’s agent.
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Cancel Anytime for No Charge!
Yes, it is true. Anytime during our listing period the seller can give us 24 hour notice to cancel the listing agreement and they will not be charged. After the 24 hour notice expires, the seller can sell it themselves or hire a different real estate agent with no strings attached (this is not typical in our industry). The only time the seller cannot cancel is when we are in an active contract with a buyer. We believe in fair and easy contracts that don’t lock the seller in.
Unbeatable Home Marketing
Over 100,000+ online views on average per listing! We are not simply on all the tens of thousands of real estate websites, we pay extra to the top real estate sites in the country to push your listing forward, so it gets found faster and more often.
Stephen FitzMaurice Team
Principal Broker in Oregon
Managing Broker in WA