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The Role of Commission Rates and Specialization in the Determination of Real Estate Agent Income

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gustav D. Jud, Retired (Creator)
Tony R. Wingler (Creator)
Daniel T. Winkler, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper explores the performance of residential real estate agents and the commission structure under which they operate. This study reveals the interrelationship among the number of properties sold by an agent, the dollar volume of sales, and real estate agent income. This research shows that the ability to generate listings is essential to generating higher levels of income in residential real estate sales. The listings become the platform from which agents leverage their human capital in the generation of income. However, the ability to generate listings is a skill related to experience, as well as to the firm and market environment.

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Publication
Journal of Housing Research, 16(1).
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Commission, Real estate industry, Income