Average Real Estate Commission in Alaska

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Bailey Peterson

November 1st, 2022
Updated November 1st, 2022

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📊 The data:

We surveyed local agents and found that the average real estate commission in Alaska is 4.99%, which is less than the national average of 5.37%.

To sell a house in Alaska worth $336,888 — the median home value in Alaska — you’ll pay about $16,811 in realtor fees.

Realtor commission is usually the largest cost you'll face when selling your home — but you don't have to pay the full 4.99%.

Clever Real Estate could help you save thousands on commission by pre-negotiating 1% listing fees with full-service Alaska realtors from top brokerages.

On that same $336,888 home — you'd pay just $11,300, up to 33% less than paying average rates.

» SAVE: Sell with Clever for 1% listing fees and save thousands in commission!

How real estate agent commission works

Average listing commission
2.54%
Average buyer's agent commission
2.45%
Total average commission
4.99%

There are usually two real estate agents involved in a home sale:

  • The seller's agent (also called the listing agent), who represents the home seller
  • The buyer's agent, who represents the person buying the home

Based on our research, the average commission rate for listing agents is 2.54% of the final home price and 2.45% for buyer's agents, for a total of 4.99%.

» LEARN: How do real estate commissions work?

Who pays realtor fees in Alaska?

In Alaska, home sellers pay real estate commission fees out of the final sale proceeds for both agents involved in a deal. Offering to pay for the buyer's agent's commission is an incentive for agents to show your home to their clients.

If you'd like to save on commissions, Clever can connect you with a top listing agent in your area. You'll pay just 1% (or $3,000 if your home sells for less than $350,000), keeping more money in your pocket at the end of your sale.

💰 Get a lower rate with a top Alaska agent!

Want to find a top local agent in Alaska without overpaying on realtor fees? Clever negotiates 1% listing fees with top-rated Alaska real estate agents from trusted brokerages like Keller Williams, RE/MAX, and Berkshire Hathaway.

Get guaranteed full service for a fraction of the 2.54% rate Alaska agents typically charge. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a top local agent today!

How to save on realtor fees in Alaska

Commission rates are not set in stone. In fact, we found that while 4.99% is the average in Alaska, rates typically fall between 4.17% and 5.82%. You can save money by negotiating a lower rate with your listing agent or by working with brokerage that has a discounted commission model.

Listing commission range
2.13%– 2.95%
Buyer's agent commission
2.04%– 2.87%
Total commission range
4.17%– 5.82%

Tips for negotiating realtor commission in Alaska

Whether you’re selling a condo in Anchorage, a vacation home in Juneau, or a cabin outside Fairbanks, you should always try to negotiate a lower sales commission.

Negotiating a lower realtor percentage in Alaska depends on two main factors: your situation and the housing market.

Factor
You may have an easier time negotiating low rates if...
Your situation
  • You're selling a high-value home
  • You have a personal relationship with a realtor
  • You can offer a realtor repeat business
The Alaska housing market
  • Homes are selling quickly
  • There are relatively few homes listed for sale
  • Home values are rising

While your personal situation will obviously vary, Alaska real estate market conditions will affect all home sellers in your area.

In general, in a seller's market — where home sellers have more leverage than buyers — a listing agent's job is easier and they may be more willing to lower their commission rates. The opposite is usually true in a buyer's market.

» LEARN: Find our top tips for negotiating lower commission fees

To judge the current state of your real estate market, look at these three factors:

  • Months of inventory
  • Sale to list price
  • Home value trends

If every factor points to Alaska being a seller's market, then you may be in a good position to negotiate a lower commission rate with your agent. If market conditions are mixed or favor buyers, it may be more challenging to persuade your realtor to accept a cheaper fee.

The current state of the Alaska real estate market

Factor
Trends
Indication
Months of inventory
There's 17.4 months of housing inventory on the market
Buyer's market
Sale-to-list ratio
Homes are selling for 101.64% of their listing price
Seller's market
Home values
Home values have risen 14.86% year over year
Seller's market

Low commission real estate companies in Alaska

Negotiating a lower rate with a professional negotiator can be hard! In many cases, home sellers can save just as much (or more!) by selling with a low commission real estate company.

These are some of the top discount and flat-fee MLS services in Alaska.

The top discount real estate companies in Alaska

Discount real estate companies typically offer full-service support for a reduced commission percentage or flat rate. How they create those discounts will depend on the company's model, with some creating more risks and trade-offs than others.

Clever Real Estate

Clever Real Estate

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💲 Listing Fee

$3,000 or 1%

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,375

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.9/5 (1,995 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Clever is a quick, easy, and free way to find a top-rated local agent. And, unlike many similar companies, Clever pre-negotiates big discounts on your behalf, so you can save thousands without sacrificing on service.


Try Clever for free — save thousands on commission

  • Clever offers a free, nationwide agent-matching service that partners with full-service local agents from conventional brokerages like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX.
  • You get multiple agent matches so you can interview, compare marketing plans, and choose the best fit.
  • Clever pre-negotiates low rates on your behalf — you get full service for a flat $3,000 listing fee, or just 1% if the home sells for more than $350,000.
  • If you buy with Clever, you could get a check worth up to 0.5% of the home price.
  • You may not get matched with an agent from your preferred real estate brokerage.
  • Agents may not provide premium services like drone photography and professional home staging.

Clever has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 1,844 reviews.


Read reviews from real Clever customers here.

Clever has pre-negotiated low commission rates with top agents in all 50 states and Washington, DC.

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💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

3.7/5 (301 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Redfin offers real savings and is a proven brand. But sellers could compromise on service — especially agent experience and availability.


Read the full Redfin review.

  • If you buy and sell with Redfin, you'll get a 0.5% listing fee discount.
  • Redfin gives its listings premium placement in its popular home search app.
  • If finding the right agent is a top priority, you'll have limited options Redfin only has a few agents in each of its markets.
  • Redfin agents handle more customers at once than the average realtor, so they may not be able to provide as much personalized service.

Redfin has a 3.7 out of 5 rating (301 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.


Read reviews from real Redfin customers here.

Redfin is available in 80+ U.S. markets (see all locations).

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» LEARN: How do discount real estate brokers offer lower fees?

The top flat fee MLS listing services in Alaska

Flat fee MLS services list your home on your local MLS for a low fee, often around $100–$300. The trade-off is that you'll have to handle almost the entire home-selling process yourself.

Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Congress Realty

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

Listing Term

6 months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Congress Realty is a licensed brokerage in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington that specializes in flat-fee MLS listing services
  • Free comparative market analysis (upon request)
  • You set buyer’s commission (Congress Realty recommends 3%)
  • Listings typically go live in 1 business day
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Your phone number displayed on the MLS listing

$299

  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 4 photos
  • Downloadable contracts, addendums, and disclosure forms
  • ShowingTime showing scheduling and feedback service


A-la-carte services include: more photos, open house advertisements, listing renewals, professional photography, yard signs, lockbox, and more.

Pros

  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find the buyer
  • Free, unlimited changes
  • Wide variety of a-la-carte services
  • Home buyer rebates if you buy with Congress Realty (in states where available)

Cons

  • May not cover every part of your state
  • Fewer photos than other comparable flat-fee MLS services

As of August 4, 2020, Congress Realty has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 30 reviews across Yelp and Zillow.

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Mr. Alaska Real Estate

Mr. Alaska Real Estate

Mr. Alaska Real Estate

Price Range

$299

Number of Photos

25+

Listing Term

N/A - information not available

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Mr. Alaska Real Estate (aka Sun Properties LLC) has been serving Alaskan home buyers and sellers since 1996
  • Specializes in discount listings, free buyer representation, FSBO services, and flat fee MLS listings
  • Also offers contract writeups ($450) and contract review/counter offer writeups ($250), which can be purchased separately
  • Buyer’s agent commission required — percentage or fixed dollar amount
$299 - Flat Fee MLS Service
  • Listing on Alaska statewide MLS
  • Also published on Alaska public MLS portal (https://www.alaskarealestate.com/)
  • Syndication to Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow & Homes.com
  • Open houses can be posted on the MLS
  • Unlimited changes to your listing at no extra charge
  • Unlimited photos — 25 is recommended
  • Syndication to Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow & Homes.com, etc.


Non-MLS, a-la-carte services:

Contract Write-Up - $450

  • Turns verbal agreements into professional, written purchase agreement
  • Helps with counter offers, addendums, extensions, and more
  • Provides required disclosure forms for purchase agreement
  • Advises on appraisal and home inspection process
  • Provides “Fast Track” briefing to help expedite the loan process

Contract Review and Counter Offer Write-Up - $250

  • Will review offer letter and prepare counteroffer
  • Unlimited revision cycles, until you and the buyer come to an agreement

Pros

  • No restriction on the number of photos you can include in your listing
  • Make unlimited changes to your listing with no additional fee
  • Can include open houses in your listing

Cons

  • Only one pricing tier on offer

As of August 17, 2020, Mr. Alaska Realty does not have any third party reviews, but has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau.

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Flat Fee Group

Flat Fee Group

Flat Fee Group

Price Range

$199-479+

Number of Photos

32

Listing Term

Monthly up to until sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Group is a national network of independent brokers that offer flat-fee MLS services in Alaska
  • Pay no buyer’s agent commission if you find an unrepresented buyer
  • Buyer and agent inquiries forwarded to you
  • Contracts, disclosures, and addendums included
$199 - Basic
  • Monthly listing contract until canceled (up to 100 months)
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • Up to 32 photos on MLS
  • Contracts, addendums, and disclosures
  • Phone/Email support
  • Printable color flyer
  • Sign
  • Lockbox
  • CSS (showing and feedback service)
  • Comparative market analysis (CMA)

$399 - Showcase
  • Same as Basic package, plus:
  • 1-year listing on MLS

$549+0.5% at closing ($1,000 max) - Premium
  • Same as Showcase package, plus:
  • Contract review
  • Offer advice

$479+0.5% at closing - Full Service
  • Same as Premium package, plus:
  • Unlimited listing on MLS (until sold)
  • Negotiation assistance


Pros

  • Work directly with the broker, not a referral service
  • Buyer inquiries forwarded directly to you
  • Pay no commission if you find an unrepresented buyer

Cons

  • No information on whether changes are included or cost additional fees. Contact broker for details

As of August 6, 2020, no third-party review information was available for Rick Davis. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Flat Fee Realty

Price Range

$199 (+ 0.5% at closing)

Number of Photos

Listing Term

Until Sold

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Flat Fee Realty is a nationwide flat-fee MLS referral service, licensed in Connecticut, that connects you with Alaska brokers and agents who will list your home on the MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • You set buyer’s agent commission
  • MLS photo upgrade available for $50
  • State disclosures and forms available
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase

$199 + 0.5% at closing - MLS Listing package

  • Listed on MLS until sold
  • Syndicated to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more
  • 6 Photos
  • Free state disclosures
  • Unlimited listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Broker assistance
  • Transaction guidance


MLS photo upgrade available for $50

Pros

  • Unlimited listing changes
  • No cancellation fee
  • Free state disclosures
  • Buyer leads forwarded to you
  • Refund available within 30 days of purchase

Cons

  • No built-in home valuation or market analysis
  • Limited coverage in rural areas

As of August 11, 2020, no third-party reviews exist for Flat Fee Realty. We will update when this information becomes available.

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Houzeo

Houzeo

Houzeo

Price Range

$245-399

Number of Photos

6 to max allowed

Listing Term

3-6 Months

Description
Pricing
Pros & Cons
Reviews
  • Houzeo is a flat-fee MLS referral service that connects you with Alaska brokers and agents who will list your home on your local MLS for a pre-negotiated rate
  • Draft your listing, upload photos, set your price, and sign MLS contracts via Houzeo’s online dashboard
  • Autofills listing details using publicly available info about your home to expedite the listing process
  • Home valuation not included in service
  • Does not require that you offer buyer’s agent commission
  • Listing is typically live within 24 hours of submission
$245 - Bronze
  • 3-month listing on MLS
  • 6 Photos
  • Virtual tour
  • $25 for each listing change
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
$299 - Silver
  • 6-month listing on MLS
  • 24 Photos
  • Syndicated to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and more
  • 10 free listing changes
  • Select and communicate with Escrow Agent

$399 - Gold
  • Same as Silver plan, plus:
  • Max number of photos allowed by MLS
  • Federal and state disclosures forms















Pros

  • Free cancellation anytime (no refunds)
  • Freedom to specify any buyer’s agent commission
  • Listings typically go live within 24 hours

Cons

  • Limited coverage in rural areas
  • “Free changes” only apply to listing price, status, and property description; $10 for additional changes

As of August 7, 2020, Houzeo has an average rating of 4.8/5 based on 21 reviews on Google.

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» MORE: What you need to know about flat fee MLS services.

Learn more

Alaska's blend of spectacular wilderness and a culture of individual reliance is unmatched anywhere in the United States. Even though the state’s population growth has slowed, the housing market is on a sustained upswing. Prices are high, and volume has reached levels not seen in over a decade.

How’s that possible? Well, low interest rates and even lower inventory have driven the Alaskan market. More people are trying to buy homes in Alaska than there are homes in Alaska. While this can be frustrating for buyers, it’s great news for sellers. Homes in Alaska aren’t staying on the market very long, and the high level of competition means you can likely negotiate a lower commission.

Clever has pre-negotiated low commission rates of only 1%, or $3,000 if your home sells for less than $350,000, and it works with top Alaska agents. Intrigued? Contact Clever today to learn how you can get a top-quality sales experience for a low commission.

👋 Next Steps: Find an agent!

Clever can connect you with top local listing agents who work for pre-negotiated low rates: just $3,000 for any home under $350,000, or 1% for more expensive homes.

You can interview your Clever agent matches, get free pricing estimates, and compare marketing plans — all with no strings attached.

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Methodology

We gathered our commission rate data from a survey of 630 of our partner agents. The survey asked about standard local rates for both listing and buying agents.

Additionally, we utilized the following data from Zillow and Realtor.com:

  • Home values, list prices, and sale prices: Based on Zillow data as of August 2022
  • Sale prices and sale-to-list ratios: Based on Redfin data as of May 2022 (unless specified otherwise)
  • Months of inventory: Based on Realtor.com data as of October 2022

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