Prohibits brokers from offering rebates to consumers
Alabama law requires real estate brokers to perform a host of services for consumers, including accepting and presenting offers and counteroffers, as well as answering their clients’ questions, in every transaction involving an agreement to list an owner’s property for sale. Brokers must perform these services whether consumers want them or not. Brokers cannot offer and consumers cannot purchase MLS-listing-only and other à la carte services.
Alabama law also prohibits brokers from offering consumers rebates. In practice, the Alabama Real Estate Commission permits rebates before closing but forbids cash payments or other incentives offered after closing.