Average Commission Rate for a REALTOR® in Portland?

portland real estate commission

National average for commission rates:

  • 1992 = 6.04%
  • 2005 = 5.02%
  • 2011 = 5.3%
  • 2013 = 5.38%
  • 2014 = 5.18%

Information derived from Real Trends, an industry publishing and consulting firm. They obtain their data from conducting surveys with brokerage companies.

Commission Trends

According to the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics Jan. 2014 report, commission rates tend to increase during a down housing market and decrease during a housing market boom. You can see this reflected in the above real estate commission rate chart.

My commission plan is far better than the national average. You can see my reasonable commission breakdown for sellers here.

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2017 update, we still charge 4.25% max. commission and my team has more than doubled our annual sales volume since 2015.

November 18, 2015

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.

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