Realtor’s Commission

At Your Advantage Realty one of our main goals is to help you save on marketing and selling your property. We start by charging a lower realtor commission in Sacramento than you would pay with most other brokers. However, when you work with our team a lower price doesn’t mean you will get a lower level of service. Let’s take a look at the commission process.

How Commissions Work

Working with a real estate broker is often better than trying to sell your home alone. Real estate brokers can often help you get a better price and sell it faster than going the “for sale by owner” route. Brokers also have experience dealing with all the factors that might affect the marketing and selling of your property.

In exchange for their expertise and marketing resources, real estate agents usually charge clients a fee that is based on the percentage of the sales price—a commission—which is usually split between the broker and the company they work for. The part of the Sacramento real estate agent’s commission that goes to the company is used to cover overhead costs and similar expenses.

The Your Advantage Realty Difference

How much a real estate agent can charge is regulated to protect buyers and sellers from abusive and unsafe practices. Typically, real estate agents charge around 6% (split between the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent) once the deal is closed. When you work with Your Advantage Realty, we can often reduce the commission by anywhere from 35% to 65%, without limiting any of the services that you receive from our experienced team. That means you get to keep more of the money from your biggest asset, your home.

To learn more about how we lower our commission, get in touch with our customer services group. You can also browse through our website to find out more about the advantages that we provide for homebuyers and sellers.