Pay the Listing Brokerage Only



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If you are here, you most likely received a postcard or letter from me. That’s because this page is “by invitation only”. You will not find a link to it on the main navigation menu of ellisposner.com.

With my flat rate listing offer, you pay the listing brokerage only $12,888 at close of escrow no matter what the sales price is.

Do some quick math: for homes over $515K you are saving money compared to what agents typically charge and for properties over $1.3M, that’s less than 1% to the listing brokerage.

Unlike others offering reduced commission rates, this is full service with a comprehensive marketing plan that goes far beyond what most agents are doing to market listings.

I am a very experienced agent and will be with you every step of the way through the sale. Whatever issues come up, I’ll just handle for you. I’ve seen it and sold it all before.

But don’t just take my word for it. Over the last 15 years, I have already helped hundreds of others sell their homes. You can read some testimonials on this site or on Zillow.



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The market has shifted and we are now seeing more inventory. That makes it more important than ever to do everything possible to make sure your listing gets seen and is the next to sell. And, that you can command the highest price.

That’s why I go above and beyond how other agents bring properties to market.

All of my listings include:

This far exceeds what other agents (who are charging a lot more) are doing to market their listings. Plus I also personally host Broker and Public Open Houses.


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The Truth About Listing

  1. In California, any brokerage can sell the listings of any other brokerage.

  2. Real Estate commissions are negotiable and not set by law.

Since almost all properties listed for sale wind up in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and are syndicated to 1000’s of websites worldwide, there is a level playing field between the big and small firms.

This means agents, not brokerages, sell homes.

What Are You Paying For?

Most sellers believe that when they pay 5-6% to sell their home, it is for their agent’s time, and the expense of marketing the listing. But unfortunately, that is often not the reality of the situation.

Here’s where that money really goes.

As much as 50% of the commission the agent earns is “split” with the company and some brokerages also have a “franchise fee” of 2-8% that eats into the agent’s bottom line. None of this really helps sell your home.



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Here’s where most people ask:

“But what about the Buyer’s Agent?”

The Buyer’s Agent Gets 2.5%

You will pay the Agent Representing the Buyer 2.5% as is customary no matter who you list with. This is in addition to the $12,888 flat rate for the listing brokerage.

And, yes, if I also represent the Buyer, I get the 2.5%.**

Let’s look at a few examples.

Example One

Sales price = $1,000,000

Commission: $12,888 (listing broker) + $25,000 (buyer’s broker) = $37,888 total commission (3.8% total).

Compared to a a traditional 5% listing the savings is $12,112.

Example Two

Sales price = $1,500,000

Commission: $12,888 (listing broker) + $37,500 (buyer’s broker) = $50,388 total commission. (3.3% total)

Compared to a a traditional 5% listing the savings is $24,612.

The Small Print

You can not combine this program with any other of my special offer programs such as “Refresh and Resell”, “Free Staging”, or “Instant Cash Offer”.

** I may offer a Buyer Rebate of up to 1% of the sales price to buyers I represent so I’m not really keeping the entire 2.5% if I am the Buyer’s agent.


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