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NAR Settlement Shakes Up the Housing Market: A Guide for Home Buyers + Sellers

March 23,2024 | Posted By Gary Macrides in Buying
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The housing market is constantly evolving. The recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) lawsuit settlement is a prime example! But fear not, home buyers and sellers! We’re here to navigate this change together. Keep reading to find out exactly what this pending settlement means for you.


Bid Farewell to Public Buyer Agent Commission Info

First, gone are the days of scrolling through MLS listings on the internet and seeing buyer agent commission rates. This new landscape fosters a more personalized approach. You’ll work directly with your agent to find a commission structure that suits everyone’s needs.  

Written Agreements – A New Essential for Buyer Agents

Thinking about teaming up with a buyer’s agent? A written agreement is now a crucial first step. This ensures both you and your agent are on the same page from the very beginning.

Sellers Still Hold the Reins

Next, though commission details won’t be public anymore, sellers can still incentivize buyer agents. This could include concessions or closing cost assistance. Your listing agent can help you craft a strategy to attract a wider pool of qualified buyers.

Transparency Takes Center Stage

Finally, get ready for more open conversations about what your agent brings to the table. This means discussing their marketing strategies, negotiation skills, and the overall support they offer.

The Big Picture

This settlement isn’t about undermining the hard work of real estate agents. It’s about introducing new ways to navigate the buying and selling journey. Buyers, this means a more collaborative experience with your agent. Sellers, it underscores the importance of partnering with a skilled listing agent.

Let’s navigate this new landscape together, I'm committed to guiding you through these potential changes and ensuring a smooth experience. How Can I Help!?


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