Bōde sellers are welcome to offer a commission to a buyer's agent in any amount of the seller's choosing.

Things to consider...

One of the benefits of listing with Bōde is the savings for you as well as the buyer.

The average Bōde seller saves almost half of the total commissions.

Bōde sellers are in full control throughout their listing & transaction experience.

So, how much (if any) should you offer?

When you sell with an agent, their goal is to attract other agents. When you sell ‘for-sale-by-owner’ you are only attracting self-represented buyers - with Bōde you get the best of both worlds:

  • We market your home to self-represented buyers using advanced targeting, when they buy you pay zero buy-side commission.

    • 26% of Bōde sellers sell to a buyer without a realtor.

  • We also market your home to agents, empowering you with the choice to determine your buy-side commission.

    • Of the sellers who sell to a buyer with an agent, 77% of them pay the typical 3.5%/1.5% buy-side commission.


Bōde’s approach markets your home to the biggest possible audience. This gives you the best chance of selling for the highest price, while also paying the least amount of commission.

While it is not an exact science, generally the closer you offer to the typical buy-side commission of 3.5%/1.5%, the lower the probability agents steer their buyers away from your listing. You can always negotiate the buy-side commission when you receive an offer from an agent.

You can choose the amount of buy-side commission you want to offer (which will only be visible to agents in Realtor.ca). This is one of the fields you fill out when you are listing your home but we wanted to give you a bit more context.

If you choose to offer a commission, you still have a good chance of attracting a buyer without an agent as Bōde advertises your listing on Facebook, Instagram, and Google to buyers who are early in their home search.

If your home sells to a buyer without an agent, then you save the full amount of the buy-side commission you were offering.

Sellers who list with Bōde are 2.5 times more likely to sell to a buyer without a realtor, than sellers who list with a traditional agent.

Given commissions can be complicated, we made a handy tool to help you calculate your savings (and commissions).

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