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The Best 100% Commission Real Estate Plan

With so many different 100% real estate brokerages in California,  agents often wonder which company has the best plan? It’s been our goal at BalboaReal Estate to create a flat-fee-per-transaction-inspired commission model that allows full-service real estate agents to pocket as much commission as possible. Our company started in 2011, and in that short time we have tested just about every low-cost commission option for real estate agent. The goal was that despite agents keeping more money, there would be no compromise on the service. On the contrary, the expectation is that our 100% commission plan is a reward only available to deserving agents that offer excellent service to their clients. In turn, we offer excellent broker support to Balboa Real Estate agents.

As mentioned before, 100% commission is not all the same. Basically every company has their own take on what that is. Many companies charge a monthly fee; we do not. In fact we don’t charge any sort of application fee, initiation fee, risk management fee, E&O fee, desk fee, franchise fee, or other fee. We just charge one simple flat fee per transaction. This begs the question: what is Balboa Real Estate’s flat fee per transaction? The answer is simple: 10 basis points of the sales price. Written another way, it is 1/10th of 1%. This means that if the sales price of a property is $500,000 then the broker fee is $500, that’s it, no other fees. Another example would be if the sales price is $800,000 then the broker fee is $800. You can multiply .001 times the sales price to find the broker fee. The licensee keeps the rest.

Real estate agents mught ask if this is the best 100% commission brokerage program. Our answer is unequivocally yes. An agent typically earns 2.5% of the sales price as the gross commission when it’s all said and done. This means that 2.4% goes to the agent. If the agent earns 3% then 2.9% goes to the agent. Some times agents will ask about transactions with the sales prices in the seven-figures. They notice that the higher the sales price the higher the broker fee. This is correct, however, it’s commensurates with how much an agent is earning too. If a licensee sells a home for $2,000,000 then the broker fee is $2000 while the licensee keeps $48,000 in a 2.5% commission scenario, or $58,000 in a 3% commission scenario. We sell a fair amount of homes in the seven-figure range and our overhead does increase with larger transactions. This is why we feel the “basis points” model is fair for the company and generous for the licensee. If you have any questions about this program please email admin@balboateam.com or CLICK HERE