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Possible Futures for Real Estate Commissions

A recent court verdict might change the way Realtors are compensated for their
work to support homebuyers and sellers. Currently, sellers pay a commission that
goes to their own agent, who then shares it with the buyer’s agent. Here are some
alternate models that might be considered.

 The commission model may become more competitive.

 A flat fee up-front fee might be charged for a list of services and expenses,
including transportation time and gasoline mileage. If the potential buyer
doesn’t find a home during that contract, they would have the option of
continuing with the broker, and a new fee would kick in.

 Some lower-income and first-time buyers might forgo hiring agents to
represent them, which could very well cost them more in the long run.

Commissions are negotiable and there are many different ways the costs of a real estate transaction can evolve. If you have questions about the current model used in most transactions in America and the ways they might be changing. Drop me a line I am happy to hear from you.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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