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Almost everyone seems to understand what the term Commission means as it relates to the Real Estate Transaction.  The opposite is true as it relates to a Variable Rate Commission.  I hope this information helps explain what it is and how it relates to you and your Buyers and Sellers.
Section 3.4 of the REALTOR Code of Ethics defines a Variable Rate Commission as follows: A listing in which one amount of commission is payable if the listing broker's firm is the procuring cause of sale and a different amount of commission is payable if the sale results from the efforts of the seller or a cooperating broker.
The National Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Policy & MRED Rules and Regulations requires listing brokers to disclose a Variable Rate Commission to potential cooperating brokers as soon as is practical.  There is a field in the MRED MLS that must be filled in by the Listing Brok…