Legal FAQs for REALTORS® — Advertising
Rebates to Buyers

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I’m the listing agent for a property that has received little interest from buyers. Can I advertise that I will rebate part of my commission to a buyer to help attract offers? (Updated Jan. 21, 2015)

Yes. The ad must disclose that the rebate is subject to the seller’s consent since the rebate is to a party you do not represent. Also, if the rebate is contingent upon certain restrictions, such as the use of a particular service provider, the ad must contain a disclosure that payment of the rebate is subject to restrictions.

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