How much does a real estate agent make?

Whether for a buyer or seller, a real estate agent makes as much as 3% or more on a home sale. This translates into a commission of $15,000 and $23,000 for the median home sale in Denver and Seattle, respectively. Still, depending on how many clients they recruit and how many home sales they make, a real estate agent might struggle to make a living, or they might easily and consistently make a six-figure income each year. Industry research suggests the average real estate agent makes between $92,000-$93,000 in the Denver and Seattle real estate markets. 

The high variability pushes agents to take on many clients at once, which increases their likelihood of earning a commission, but which leave clients working around the agent’s schedule. TRELORA uses task specialization to ensure buyers and sellers get dependable and professional support during every step of the real estate process—for a flat-fee rate of just $3,000-$4,000.