Variable/Dual Rate Commissions


Section 3-4 of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics defines a variable rate commission arrangement 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.

Variable rate commissions are also known as dual rate commissions.  The terms are used interchangeably.


When entering or modifying a listing in connectMLS, there is a separate field on the Contract tab for identifying if your listing is subject to a Dual/Variable Rate Commission:




The Dual/Variable Rate Commission field is required when entering new listings.

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