📊 The data:
We surveyed local agents and found that the average real estate commission in Connecticut is 5.12%, which is less than the national average of 5.37%.
To sell a house in Connecticut worth $381,012 — the median home value in Connecticut — you’ll pay about $19,508 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 5.12%.
Clever Real Estate could help you save thousands on commission by pre-negotiating 1.5% listing fees with full-service Connecticut realtors from top brokerages.
On that same $381,012 home — you'd pay just $13,200, up to 32% less than paying average rates.
How real estate agent commission works
|Average listing commission||2.66%|
|Average buyer's agent commission||2.46%|
|Total average commission||5.12%|
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 2.66% of the final home price and 2.46% for buyer's agents, for a total of 5.12%.
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Who pays realtor fees in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, 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 1.5%, keeping more money in your pocket at the end of your sale.
Want to find a top local agent in Connecticut without overpaying on realtor fees? Clever negotiates 1.5% listing fees with top-rated Connecticut real estate agents from trusted brokerages like Keller Williams, RE/MAX, and Berkshire Hathaway.
Get guaranteed full service for a fraction of the 2.66% rate Connecticut agents typically charge. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a top local agent today!
How to save on realtor fees in Connecticut
Commission rates are not set in stone. In fact, we found that while 5.12% is the average in Connecticut, rates typically fall between 4.19% and 6.05%. 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||2.19%– 3.12%|
|Buyer's agent commission||2.00%– 2.93%|
|Total commission range||4.19%– 6.05%|
Tips for negotiating realtor commission in Connecticut
Whether you’re selling a historic home in Hartford, an investment rental in New Haven, or a waterfront property in Bridgeport, it’s a lot simpler to save money on commission than you think.
Negotiating a lower realtor percentage in Connecticut depends on two main factors: your situation and the housing market.
|Factor||You may have an easier time negotiating low rates if...|
|The Connecticut housing market||
While your personal situation will obviously vary, Connecticut 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.
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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut real estate market
|Months of inventory||There's 0.8 months of housing inventory on the market||Seller's market|
|Sale-to-list ratio||Homes are selling for 99.75% of their listing price||Seller's market|
|Home values||Home values have risen 41.56% year over year||Seller's market|
Low commission real estate companies in Connecticut
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 Connecticut.
The top discount real estate companies in Connecticut
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 EstateGet Started
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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 low 1.5% listing fee.
- If you buy with Clever, you could get cash back after closing.
- 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 5.0 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 2,589 reviews.
Clever has pre-negotiated low commission rates with top agents in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
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Redfin offers real savings and is a proven brand. But sellers could compromise on service — especially agent experience and availability.
- 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 2.9 out of 5 rating (331 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.
Redfin is available in 80+ U.S. markets (see all locations).
Prevu Real EstateFull Review
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Prevu offers solid commission savings for buyers and sellers. But at certain price points, other discount brands may offer better value.
- Prevu's 1.5% listing fee saves sellers an average of $2,450 compared to a standard 3% commission rate.
- Eligible buyers get a commission rebate worth up to 2% of the home price.
- High minimum fees may limit your savings if you're selling a lower-priced home.
- Prevu has a small team, which limits your options if you don't hit it off with the first agent it sends you.
Prevu has a 5.0 out of 5 rating (465 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.
Prevu is available in the following areas: CA, CO, CT, MA, NY, PA, TX, WA.
The top flat fee MLS listing services in Connecticut
Flat fee MLS services list your home on your local MLS for a low fee, often around $500–$1,500. The trade-off is that you'll have to handle almost the entire home-selling process yourself.
Entry OnlyEntry Only
- They offer a double money-back guarantee if you decide to sell with a Realtor that Entry Only refers you to (up to $999).
- You can call for support any time, day or night.
- If you upgrade to the Enhanced listing package ($699), the broker will review and explain any contracts for you.
- You have to pay extra for a comparative market analysis no matter which package you choose.
Landfall Properties, LLCLandfall Properties, LLC
- You can get a basic two-month MLS listing for free.
- They provide escrow services when you upgrade to the Level Two listing package ($499).
- If you also use Landfall Properties to buy your new home, you can get a buyer's rebate.
- They don't offer any pricing help in their flat-fee tiers.
- You either have to use the two-month free listing or the Level Two listing ($499), which comes with a lot of extras. There's no option for extending the listing term without adding on a lot of stuff you may not need.
Connecticut might be a small, historic state, but it’s very much looking to the future. Its economy is driven by a thriving digital media industry, as well as financial services and green technology. It also has nearly two dozen colleges and universities, from Yale to the University of Connecticut. Because of that, it’s probably no surprise that it’s one of the most highly-educated states in the U.S.
Home values in Connecticut are well above the national average as well, having risen sharply over the past decade. This is more or less in line with the cost of living in the state, which is relatively high. Still, Connecticut remains an attractive market to buy or sell, especially for people who work in nearby New York City.
If you want to save thousands of dollars of commission on your Connecticut home sale, Clever can help! Clever pre-negotiates a low 1.5% listing commission, with top agents in Connecticut. Contact Clever today to find out how much you can save!
Clever can connect you with top local agents sell your house for a pre-negotiated low rate: just a 1.5% listing fee when your home sells (half the typical rate!).
You can interview your Clever agent matches, get free pricing estimates, and compare marketing plans — all with no strings attached.
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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 September 2023
- Sale prices and sale-to-list ratios: Based on Redfin data as of February 2023 (unless specified otherwise)
- Months of inventory: Based on Realtor.com data as of February 2023