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Navigating the Post-NAR Settlement Era: Fee-for-Service vs. Traditional Brokerage

March 28, 20243 min read

As the real estate sector approaches a pivotal transformation with the NAR Settlement's enactment in July 2024, the debate intensifies between opting for Fee-for-Service or Traditional Brokerage models. These upcoming reforms, aimed at enhancing transparency and market competitiveness, are deeply aligned with Realty Net's ethos. With over 20 years of pioneering the Fee-for-Service model, we've consistently led the charge towards a more transparent, adaptable, and client-centric approach to real estate services.

Understanding Traditional Brokerage

The longstanding Traditional Brokerage model operates on a commission basis, typically costing sellers a portion of their home's sale price, which is then split between the agents involved.


  • Comprehensive Services: Provides a full spectrum of services, from listing to closing.

  • Performance-driven: Motivates agents to secure the highest sale price.

  • Local Expertise: Offers crucial insights into market dynamics and pricing.


  • Costly: Can significantly impact the seller's profits.

  • Inflexible: Often requires payment for services the seller may not need.

The Forward-Thinking Fee-for-Service Model

Realty Net has been a trailblazer in the Fee-for-Service model for over two decades, offering an innovative alternative that aligns seamlessly with the principles of the forthcoming NAR Settlement. This model grants clients the freedom to select and pay for only the services they need, marking a significant shift towards customization and efficiency.


  • Financial Savings: Bypasses the traditional commission structure, leading to potential significant savings.

  • Customization: Allows clients to tailor services to their specific needs.

  • Transparency and Control: Clear, upfront pricing for services embodies the forthcoming NAR Settlement's transparency goals.


  • Upfront Costs: Some services may require early payment, independent of sale success.

  • Greater Seller Involvement: Sellers may need to be more hands-on, depending on the services chosen.

Embracing Change with Realty Net

As the NAR Settlement ushers in an era of clearer disclosures and diversified services, Realty Net's dedication to the Fee-for-Service model places us at the forefront of industry evolution.

  • Proven Track Record: Our two decades of experience demonstrate our comprehensive understanding and the benefits of this model.

  • Alignment with Future Standards: Our approach not only responds to the NAR Settlement but also anticipates the need for a client-focused real estate service.

  • Prepared for Transformation: Realty Net is well-equipped to navigate these regulatory changes, ensuring continued exemplary service for our clients.

Making Your Choice

Whether the comprehensive support of Traditional Brokerage appeals to you or the personalized savings of Fee-for-Service attracts you, the essential factor is partnering with a firm that deeply understands your needs against the backdrop of an evolving market. With extensive experience in the Fee-for-Service model, Realty Net is uniquely positioned to navigate this changing landscape, offering transparency, efficiency, and customized service that meets the modern market's demands.

As we step into a new chapter in real estate, highlighted by the NAR Settlement's focus on fairness and transparency, Realty Net is committed to leading with innovation. Our proactive Fee-for-Service model not only prepares us for the future of the industry but also reinforces our commitment to providing the best real estate experience for our clients. For a partnership that transcends industry changes and sets standards, look no further than Realty Net.

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Greg Messick

Greg Messick is an experienced Portland real estate professional, known for his efficient, client-focused approach at Portland MLS Direct. His deep market knowledge makes him a trusted local real estate advisor.

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