Illinois – Buyer Agents Who Pay Rebates
This is a list of buyer agents who will share part of their fee with buyers. The U.S. Department of Justice wants buyers to understand that buyer broker commissions are negotiable. They even have a buyer rebate calculator (click here) to show buyers how much they can save. Don’t forget to negotiate the other terms of your buyer representation agreement (click here to see some of our buyer friendly clauses). Rebates need to be disclosed to your lender upfront and very early in the transaction. The approval process for rebates can take a long time. Prior to working with any brokers on this list, make sure to confirm that their rebate offer is still valid. If the lender does not approve of the rebate, consider asking your broker to waive the rebate portion of the commission being paid by the listing broker and having the seller reduce the price by the same amount.
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