What's The Average Nevada Real Estate Commission In 2021?

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Bailey Peterson

July 13th, 2021
Updated July 13th, 2021

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How commission works | How to save on commission | The current Nevada housing market | The best low commission companies | Methodology

📊 The data: We surveyed local agents and found that the average real estate commission in Nevada is 5.00%, which is less than the national average of 5.50%.

That means, to sell an average Nevada house worth $378,800 you’ll pay about $19,000 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 5.00%.

Selling with a discount real estate company like Clever could help you save thousands on commission. Clever negotiates 1% listing fees with full-service Nevada realtors from top brokers.

On that same $378,800 home — you'd pay just $13,400, up to 29% less than paying average rates.

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

Below, we cover everything you need to know about Nevada real estate commission fees and share tips on how to save more when you sell.

How real estate agent commission works in Nevada

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

Both agents earn a percentage of the home's final price when the sale closes. This payment is called real estate agent commission, and it's baked into the sale price when you sell your home.

Based on our research, the average commission split in Nevada has 49.2% of the commission going to the listing agent and 50.8% going to the buyer's agent.

» LEARN: How do real estate commissions work?

Who pays realtor fees in Nevada?

In Nevada, home sellers pay real estate commission fees out of the final sale proceeds for both agents involved in a deal.

However, since this commission is baked into the sales price, you could say that the home buyer is paying — at least in part — through a higher price.

» LEARN: Who pays realtor commission?

How to save on real estate commission in Nevada

💰 Best ways to save on commission:

  • Negotiating lower rates with a traditional realtor
  • Working with a low commission real estate company

Keep reading to learn how you can negotiate cheaper rates or find low commission companies that negotiate lower realtor fees for you!

💰 Sellers Can Save Thousands With Clever!

When you sell with Clever, you get full-service support from a top local agent and only pay a listing commission of 1% or $3,000. Clever sellers save an average of $9,000 on commission, no haggling required. Find a top local agent to sell your home now!

Tips for negotiating realtor commission in Nevada

Whether you’re selling a luxury condo in Las Vegas, a rustic rancher in Reno, or a commercial property in Carson City, you can almost always negotiate a lower commission rate.

Negotiating a lower realtor percentage in Nevada 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 Nevada 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, Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada real estate market

Factor
Trends
Indication
Months of inventory
There's 3.9 months of housing inventory on the market
Seller's market
Sale-to-list ratio
Homes are selling for 100.50% of their listing price
Seller's market
Home values
Home values have risen 20.3% year over year
Seller's market

Find a top realtor in Nevada

Ready to negotiate with an agent in your area? We looked at the data and found the top Nevada agents for you.

» FIND: The best Nevada realtors by city

Low commission real estate companies in Nevada

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 Nevada.

The top discount real estate companies in Nevada

Discount real estate companies typically offer full-service support for a reduced commission percentage or flat rate. Like traditional agents, these agents are fully licensed and have met all of the requirements of the Nevada real estate commission board.How they create those discounts will depend on the company's model, with some creating more risks and tradeoffs 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

4.89/5 (1,208 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

  • Free, nationwide agent-matching service that partners with full-service local agents from conventional brokerages like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX
  • Provides multiple agent matches so you can interview, compare marketing plans, and choose the best fit
  • 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.

As of October 7, 2021, Clever has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 1,203 reviews.


Read reviews from real Clever customers here.

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

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💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

3.9/5 (395 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Redfin offers real savings and 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 3.9 out of 5 rating (395 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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💲 Listing Fee

Up to $3,000

💰 Avg. Savings

$9,500

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.4/5 (932 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Homie offers legit flat-fee savings — but may provide less personalized service than a traditional agent.


Read the full Homie review.

  • Flat-fee pricing model offers big commission savings on higher-priced homes
  • Self-service listing process lets you get your home on the market quickly
  • Homie agents provide no in-person services or support
  • Agents juggle up to 10x as many customers at once, which increases the risk you'll have a bad experience

Homie has a 4.4 out of 5 rating (932 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.


Read reviews from real Homie customers here.

Homie is available in the following areas: AZ, CO, CT, ID, NV, UT.

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REX Real Estate

REX Real Estate

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

2.5% ($9,000 min.)

💰 Avg. Savings

-$325

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.7/5 (930 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

REX’s promise of huge savings is misleading. Its advertising misrepresents the significant risks of its pricing model and marketing approach. And its high minimum fees mean that many sellers won't save anything.


Read the full REX Real Estate review.

  • REX's approach is incredibly risky — but if the gamble pays off, you could save about 50% on realtor fees
  • Like other full-service brokerages, REX agents provide in-person services and support
  • REX's 2.5% listing fee doesn't save you much — many full-price agents charge similar rates
  • REX doesn't list your home on the MLS, so up to 90% of buyers may not even know it's for sale
  • This risky marketing strategy seems likely to fail, so you may not save anything on commission

REX has a 4.7 out of 5 rating (930 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Zillow.


Read reviews from real REX customers here.

REX is available in the following areas: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MD, MA, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, DC.

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

The top flat-fee MLS listing services in Nevada

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. If you're a real estate novice, or simply don't have the time to sell your home without a realtor, this might not be a good option.

Resolution Realty

Resolution Realty

Resolution Realty

Best For

Sellers looking for a premium experience at a premium price.

Price Range

$995-3995

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • You'll recieve a vast array of services comparable to working with an agent, including professional photography, relocation rentals, direct mail campaigns and more.
  • Premium packages offer vastly more data than most MLS listing packages provide.

Cons:

  • The price range is much higher than a standard discount MLS listing, so it won't be accessible to all sellers.
  • The basic package has very little compared to the premium packages, and doesn't provide a strong value for the price,
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Vegas Flat Fee

Vegas Flat Fee

Vegas Flat Fee

Best For

Sellers who want to test the waters before investing in a paid listing.

Price Range

$0-2399

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • You can list your property and recieve a personalized website with six pictures for free.
  • It's easy to upgrade to a higher-service package or extend your listing - you only pay the difference.
  • The paid premium packages include pricing guidance, contract assistance and unlimited access to brokerage support.

Cons:

  • There is an additional $695-895 transaction fee at closing.
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» MORE: What you need to know about flat-fee MLS services.

Learn more

Nevada is a state on the rise, boasting a great quality of life and an economy that’s red hot. Though everyone knows about the Las Vegas tourism, gaming, and hospitality industries, the state also boasts thriving aerospace, energy, and mining industries.

Nevada home values have more than tripled over the past decade, making it one of the hottest markets in the U.S. While they’re quite a bit above the national average, a strong state economy and in-migration that’s several times the national average should keep demand very high. That being said, it’s worth noting that the state does have quite a bit of inventory. Still, Nevada looks like a great market to invest in, and sellers should feel great about skyrocketing home values.

If you want to save thousands of dollars of commission on your Nevada home sale, Clever can help. It pre-negotiates a low 1% commission rate, or a flat fee of $3,000, with top full-service agents in Nevada. Contact Clever today to find out how much you can save when you sell!

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Methodology

Our data on commission rates is based on a survey of 915 of our partner agents, in which we asked for typical rates for both buyer's and seller's agents in their area.

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 2021
  • Sale prices and sale-to-list ratios: Based on Redfin data as of April 2021 (unless specified otherwise)
  • Months of inventory: Based on Realtor.com data as of September 2021

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