20 percent of U.S. home-buyers, sellers use non-traditional real estate services

09 Jan 2014
 In most parts of the United States, the standard real estate commission on a residential sale is 6 percent. But discount brokers and flat-fee real estate services have grown to reach 20 percent of the market, according to the National Association of Realtors, and young buyers tend to the non-traditional approaches.

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.