Home Sellers' Costs Could Soon Be Cheaper Due To This Court Case

Home sellers may see big changes next year following a $1.8B guilty verdict against brokerages that inflated sale commissions.

Real estate agent greets customers while standing outside a house for sale.
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The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) recent loss in a Missouri court for conspiring to artificially inflate commissions on home sales is expected to have far-reaching implications for the real estate industry and home sellers.

The case could, in fact, change how home sellers pay real estate agents, according to a Washington Post report.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.