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Rebates

Some states ban brokers from offering cash rebates to consumers.

Rebates in your state: Click a state on the map or select a state from the list to learn about state laws or regulations affecting competition in real estate.

US Map with links to each state North Dakota allows rebates Alaska prohibits rebates Utah allows rebates Ohio allows rebates New Mexico allows rebates Colorado allows rebates Missouri prohibits rebates Maryland allows rebates Delaware allows rebates Wyoming allows rebates District of Columbia allows rebates Massachusetts allows rebates Iowa prohibits rebates - Rebates are only prohibited when more than one broker assists a client to buy or sell property South Carolina allows rebates Florida allows rebates Idaho allows rebates Delaware allows rebates Indiana allows rebates Louisiana prohibits rebates Arizona allows rebates Kentucky allows rebates Pennsylvania allows rebates New Hampshire allows rebates Virginia allows rebates Connecticut allows rebates South Dakota allows rebates Massachusetts allows rebates Wisconsin allows rebates New Jersey allows rebates - Rebates allowed to the buyer only Mississippi prohibits rebates Michigan allows rebates Vermont allows rebates Alabama prohibits rebates Montana allows rebates Illinois allows rebates Georgia allows rebates California allows rebates Maine allows rebates New York allows rebates Maryland allows rebates Kansas prohibits rebates Vermont allows rebates Oklahoma prohibits rebates Rhode Island allows rebates Hawaii allows rebates Rhode Island allows rebates North Carolina allows rebates Washington allows rebates Arkansas allows rebates Connecticut allows rebates Tennessee prohibits rebates Nevada allows rebates West Virginia allows rebates Texas allows rebates Nebraska allows rebates Minnesota allows rebates Oregon prohibits rebates District of Columbia allows rebates New Hampshire allows rebates
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*** Indicates states that prohibit rebates.
For a complete listing, see Guide to State Real Estate Laws and Regulations.

Department of Justice Efforts to Lift Rebate Bans

The Division investigates state commissions and other bodies that regulate real estate brokers in ways that restrict licensed brokers from offering rebates. The Division also informs states about the competitive effects of real estate legislation. This section provides details on the Antitrust Division's efforts in selected states:

Kentucky

U.S. v. Kentucky Real Estate Commission

Montana

April 1, 2008

Montana Board of Realty Regulation Permits Real Estate Brokers to Offer Rebates to Consumers

New Jersey

November 12, 2009

Letter to New Jersey Senate Re: Senate Bill 139

South Dakota

August 17, 2005

Press release: South Dakota Real Estate Commission Permits Real Estate Brokers to Offer Rebates and Inducements

Tennessee

May 14, 2007

Press Release: Justice Department Expresses Concerns to Tennessee State Legislature on Bill That Would Deny Consumers Cash Rebates in Real Estate Transactions

May 12, 2007

Letter to Tennessee House of Representatives Re: Comments on Tennessee House Bill 2095

West Virginia

May 4, 2006

Press release: West Virginia Real Estate Commission Permits Real Estate Brokers to Offer Rebates and Other Discounts

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