Rebate Calculator

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% (This is the total percentage paid to both brokers. The average in 2008 was 5.3%.)
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Rebate Type:

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(This assumes that the total commission is evenly divided between the buyer’s broker and seller’s broker)
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Examples

Buyers brokers can offer cash rebates in one of two ways.

Rebate type 1: The buyer’s broker rebates a percentage of the home’s sale price.
Example: rebate 2% of the sales price to the homebuyer.

Sales Price:
$
220000
Commission Percentage:   5%
Rebate Percentage:   2%
Rebate Type:   % of sales price
Total Commission:
$
11000
Buyer’s Broker Commission:
$
5500
Rebate to Buyer:
$
4400

Rebate type 2: The buyer’s broker rebates a percentage of their commission.
Example: rebate two thirds (67%) of their commission to the homebuyer.

Sales Price:
$
220000
Commission Percentage:   5%
Rebate Percentage:   67%
Rebate Type:   % of buyer’s broker commission
Total Commission:
$
11000
Buyer’s Broker Commission:
$
5500
Rebate to Buyer:
$
3685
Updated July 31, 2015