Competition and Real Estate by State

California California

Positive icon Allows choice of brokerage services
Positive icon Allows brokers to offer rebates to consumers

The Department of Justice is committed to preserving competition in the real estate industry through its competition advocacy efforts. Given that California allows real estate brokers to provide rebates to consumers and to customize their real estate service offerings to meet their customers’ needs, the Department of Justice has not advocated that California change any of its real estate laws or regulations.

If you have any concerns with the competitive landscape of the real estate industry in California or any other state, please contact the Department of Justice at

Learn more about:

Brokerage services: Discount Brokers Can Make Selling a Home Less Costly

Rebates: Rebates Make Buying a Home Less Expensive

Updated June 25, 2015