📊 The data: We surveyed local agents and found that the average real estate commission in Oregon is 4.99%, which is less than the national average of 5.37%.
That means, to sell an average Oregon house worth $525,200 you’ll pay about $26,200 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%.
Selling with a discount real estate company like Clever could help you save thousands on commission. Clever negotiates 1% listing fees with full-service Oregon realtors from top brokers.
On that same $525,200 home — you'd pay just $18,100, up to 31% less than paying average rates.
Below, we cover everything you need to know about Oregon real estate commission fees and share tips on how to save more when you sell.
How real estate agent commission works in Oregon
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 Oregon has 50.9% of the commission going to the listing agent and 49.1% going to the buyer's agent.
» LEARN: How do real estate commissions work?
Who pays realtor fees in Oregon?
In Oregon, 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 Oregon
💰 Best ways to save on commission:
Keep reading to learn how you can negotiate cheaper rates or find low commission companies that negotiate lower realtor fees for you!
Tips for negotiating realtor commission in Oregon
Whether you’re selling a luxury condo in Portland, an investment rental in Eugene, or a vacation home in Bend, you can often save yourself thousands by negotiating a lower commission rate.
Negotiating a lower realtor percentage in Oregon depends on two main factors: your situation and the housing market.
You may have an easier time negotiating low rates if...
The Oregon housing market
While your personal situation will obviously vary, Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon real estate market
Months of inventory
There's 0.8 months of housing inventory on the market
Homes are selling for 103.34% of their listing price
Home values have risen 34.78% year over year
Find a top realtor in Oregon
Ready to negotiate with an agent in your area? We looked at the data and found the top Oregon agents for you.
» FIND: The best Oregon realtors by city
Low commission real estate companies in Oregon
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 Oregon.
The top discount real estate companies in Oregon
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 Oregon 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.
💲 Listing Fee
$3,000 or 1%
💰 Avg. Savings
⭐ Avg. Customer Rating
4.9/5 (1,558 reviews)
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.
- 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 June 10, 2022, Clever has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 1,512 reviews.
Clever has pre-negotiated low commission rates with top agents in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
💲 Listing Fee
1.5% (min. fees vary)
💰 Avg. Savings
⭐ Avg. Customer Rating
3.9/5 (416 reviews)
Redfin offers real savings and 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 3.9 out of 5 rating (416 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.
Redfin is available in 80+ U.S. markets (see all locations).
💲 Listing Fee
2.5% ($9,000 min.)
💰 Avg. Savings
⭐ Avg. Customer Rating
4.7/5 (956 reviews)
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.
- 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 (956 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Zillow.
REX is available in the following areas: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, MD, NV, NJ, OR, PA, TX, WA, DC.
The top flat-fee MLS listing services in Oregon
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.
Sellers who don't want to hire an agent, but are willing to pay for agent support in negotiations.
- All packages include agent support throughout the listing process.
- Your listing comes with 32 photos and a virtual tour slide-show.
- All the services are essentially the same, only the upfront price and the closing percentage fee change.
- There's no cheaper option for a listing without agent support.
Sellers who are fine with the basics, but might want agent support down the line.
- Opportunity to upgrade to partial agent service and recieve much greater support.
- The premium package includes a virtual tour for online home viewers.
- Costs more and offers less than many similar MLS packages.
- A la carte offerings seem designed to pressure the partial agent service package.
Oregon is a jewel of the Pacific Northwest. The state’s economy is growing fast and attracting a flood of new residents eager to experience its many charms. The state has abundant natural beauty, boasting both Crater Lake and the Columbia River. For those who prefer an urban setting, the hip and booming city of Portland has matured into a cultural hub of the West Coast.
Housing values are also booming in Oregon, where the median home value is nearly double the national average. Much of this demand is the result of the state’s high rate of in-migration, which is quadruple the national average, and the state’s diverse economy, which exports $18 billion a year in goods to foreign countries. Bottom line: It’s an expensive market to buy into, but its future prospects look very bright, and sellers are in the driver’s seat.
If you want to save thousands of dollars of commission on your Oregon home sale, Clever pre-negotiates a low 1% commission rate, or a flat fee of $3,000 if your home sells for less than $350,000, and they only work with top agents in Oregon. Contact Clever today to get started on your commission savings!
Our data on commission rates is based on a survey of 630 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 May 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 May 2022