Redfin Listing Fees: Everything You Need to Know

Written by Elizabeth BoydSeptember 19th, 20226 minute read

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How much are Redfin listing fees?

Redfin listing fees: At a glance
Redfin listing fee
1.5%*
Buyer's agent fee
2.5-3%
Total commission with Redfin
4-4.5%
*Minimum fees vary by market

Redfin’s standard listing fee for home sellers is 1.5% of the final sale price vs. the typical 2.5–3% listing fee most conventional real estate agents charge.

While Redfin's 1.5% listing fee could net you some solid savings compared to a full commission realtor, there are a few important things to be aware of:

  • Redfin's listing fee isn't the best. You can get a lower rate with Clever Real Estate (1% listing fee) and work with a top local realtor instead of a discount agent.
  • Redfin has hidden minimum fees that vary by market, which could result in your paying more than the promised 1.5% rate.
  • No matter who you sell with, you’ll likely have to cover the buyer’s agent fee as well—that’s an additional 2.5–3% on top of your listing fee

This guide provides a full breakdown of Redfin's listing fees, including different service tiers and minimum fees by market. We'll also show how Redfin's pricing and service quality compares to top competitors to help you make an informed decision.

Redfin listing fees vs. top alternatives

$500,000 sale
Listing fee
Actual cost
Savings*
1.5%
$7,500
$7,500
1%
$5,000
$10,000
2%
$10,000
$5,000
~2.2%
$11,000
$4,000
3%
$15,000
$0
*Compared to a 3% listing fee.

Redfin's 1.5% listing fee is decent, but definitely not the best rate out there. Clever Real Estate offers true 1% listing fees for home sellers nationwide.

And when you use Clever, you don't work with discount agents. Clever matches you with top local realtors from name-brand brokerages like Keller Williams and Century 21. You get to compare options and choose the best fit. And you only pay your agent's pre-negotiated low fee at closing (you don't pay Clever anything). That means you're getting the conventional, full-service realtor experience for thousands less than you'd pay with Redfin.

💡Our advice: Start with Clever. See who they match you with. If Clever finds you an agent you like, you'll get lower rates and better service than you will with Redfin. If Clever strikes out, you can just walk away (its matching service is free to use with no obligation) and check out other low commission options near you.

Try Clever's free agent matching service!

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Ideal Agent could be worth a look as well: like Clever, you’re getting matched with a top local real estate agent instead of a discount agent. Ideal Agent also pre-negotiates 2% commission fees, which offers some savings—but is twice the rate you can get through Clever, and slightly pricier than Redfin’s 1.5% listing fee. It’s also worth mentioning that Ideal Agent and Redfin offer less agent selection than Clever. Both brands have about 2,000 real estate agents nationwide, compared to Clever’s 14,000 agent network.

UpNest is an agent matching service, like Ideal Agent and Clever, so you'll get more selection and better service than you would with Redfin. But UpNest doesn't offer guaranteed low rates or savings like the other brands on this list. Instead, it looks to drive savings through amped up competition (agents compete for your business in its "online marketplace"). The results are generally pretty lackluster. UpNest has suggested that its average listing fee is ~2.2%, which isn't too much better than what you could negotiate yourself. To maximize your potential savings, try Clever, Redfin, and Ideal Agent before checking out UpNest.

» COMPARE: Best low commission real estate companies in 2022

How much does Redfin charge to sell your home?

Commission
Redfin
Realtor
Listing fee
1.5%*
2.5–3%
Buyer’s agent fee
2.5–3%
2.5–3%
Total
44.5%
56%
*Minimum fees apply and vary by market

Redfin's standard listing fee is 1.5% of your home's final sale price, compared to the typical 2.5–3% listing fee most conventional realtors charge.

You’ll also likely have to pay the buyer’s agent commission—sellers typically cover this fee out of their sale proceeds. Buyer’s agent fee rates vary, but 2.5–3% is typical nationwide.

So, if you sell with Redfin, expect to pay a total commission rate of about 4–4.5% versus the typical 5–6%—those are solid savings, but some alternatives offer better rates and value.

⚡️ Quick tip: Shop around for the best value.

We recommend interviewing several agents from different brands and brokerages to ensure you get not only the best rate but also the best fit overall.

If you’re considering Redfin, give our top pick, Clever Real Estate, a try as well: Clever matches you with two to three local agents from name-brand brokerages and gets you a 1% listing fee (lower than Redfin’s 1.5%).

See how the agents and rates stack up, then choose the best fit for your needs. Interviewing agents is always free with no obligation, so there’s no harm in starting your agent search with Clever.

» Learn more about Clever and try it out today!

Why do sellers pay the buyer’s agent fee?

You pay your listing agent to help you sell your house. But you also pay the buyer’s agent to bring a motivated buyer to the deal. If you offer a buyer agent commission (BAC) that’s too low or don’t offer one at all, it will be more difficult to find qualified buyers for your house. Agents may steer them away from your listing. Setting a strategic BAC will help you attract more buyers and sell your home for the best price.

» MORE: Learn how real estate commissions work

Redfin listing fees by service tier

Service
Listing fee
What you get
1.5%
  • Pricing
  • Pro photos
  • 3D walkthrough
  • Open houses
  • Reviewing offers,
  • Buyer negotiation
  • Closing coordination
2.5%
  • Standard services
  • Professional staging
  • House cleaning
1.5%
  • Standard services
  • Professional staging
  • House cleaning

Additional savings when you sell and buy with Redfin

Redfin offers a 0.5% listing fee rebate called the Redfin Refund when you also buy a house with a Redfin Agent within 12 months of your home sale. While Redfin advertises the Redfin Refund as a “1% listing fee,” that’s not quite accurate. You’ll still pay the typical 1.5% rate—plus the buyer’s agent fee—when you close your home sale. You won’t see that 0.5% savings until you officially close on your purchase.

Redfin’s 0.5% listing fee rebate is legit (money is money), but if you need to sell and buy, you may be able to get better value elsewhere. For example, Clever pre-negotiates 1% listing fees for every seller—no need to sell and buy with a Clever agent. But if you do choose to buy with a Clever agent as well, you can get up to 0.5% Clever Cash Back on your purchase, which nets you significantly more savings overall. Learn more about Clever’s savings.

Redfin’s hidden minimum fees

Most low commission real estate brands have minimum fees, which can result in you paying higher than the advertised effective listing fee rate (1.5%, in Redfin’s case). Most brands have a simple and straightforward flat minimum—Ideal Agent and Clever both have $3,000 minimum fees—but Redfin’s hidden fees vary by market and are somewhat hard to track down on its website. We’ve compiled them here for your convenience.

Market
Listing Fee
Minimum Commission
All Other
1.5%
$2,000
Anchorage
1.5%
$3,000
Atlanta
1.5%
$3,000
Austin
1.5%
$4,000
Birmingham
1.5%
$2,500
Boise
1.5%
$4,000
Boston
1.5%
$5,000
Buffalo
1.5%
$2,000
Charlotte
1.5%
$3,000
Chattanooga
1.5%
$3,000
Chicago
1.5%
$3,000
Cincinnati
1.5%
$2,000
Cleveland
1.5%
$2,000
Colorado Rockies
1.5%
$2,000
Columbus
1.5%
$2,500
Connecticut
1.5%
$3,000
Dallas
1.5%
$3,000
DC
1.5%
$6,000
Denver
1.5%
$4,000
Des Moines
1.5%
$2,500
Detroit
1.5%
$2,500
El Paso
1.5%
$2,000
Fayetteville
1.5%
$2,000
Flagstaff
1.5%
$4,000
Florida Panhandle
1.5%
$2,000
Fort Myers
1.5%
$3,000
Grand Rapids
1.5%
$2,500
Greater British Columbia
1.5%
$4,000
Greater Ontario
1.5%
$4,000
Hampton Roads
1.5%
$3,000
Hawaii
1.5%
$6,000
Houston
1.5%
$2,500
Indianapolis
1.5%
$2,000
Inland Empire
1.5%
$5,000
Jackson
1.5%
$2,000
Jacksonville
1.5%
$3,000
Kansas City
1.5%
$2,500
Knoxville
1.5%
$3,000
Lake Tahoe
1.5%
$4,000
Las Vegas
1.5%
$3,000
Little Rock
1.5%
$2,000
Los Angeles
1.5%
$7,000
Louisiana
1.5%
$2,000
Louisville
1.5%
$2,000
Maryland
1.5%
$4,000
Memphis
1.5%
$2,000
Miami
1.5%
$3,000
Minneapolis
1.5%
$3,000
Nashville
1.5%
$3,000
Nebraska
1.5%
$2,500
New Jersey - North
1.5%
$4,000
New Jersey - South
1.5%
$3,000
New Mexico
1.5%
$4,000
New York
1.5%
$5,000
Northern New England
1.5%
$4,000
Oklahoma
1.5%
$2,000
Orange County
1.5%
$7,000
Orlando
1.5%
$3,000
Ottawa
1.5%
$4,000
Palm Beach
1.5%
$3,000
Palm Springs
1.5%
$4,000
Philadelphia
1.5%
$3,000
Phoenix
1.5%
$3,000
Pittsburgh
1.5%
$2,000
Portland
1.5%
$4,000
Raleigh
1.5%
$3,000
Rhode Island
1.5%
$3,000
Richmond
1.5%
$3,000
Sacramento
1.5%
$4,000
Salt Lake City
1.5%
$4,000
San Antonio
1.5%
$2,500
San Diego
1.5%
$6,000
San Francisco
1.5%
$7,500
Savannah
1.5%
$2,500
Seattle
1.5%
$5,000
South Carolina
1.5%
$2,500
South Texas
1.5%
$2,500
Spokane
1.5%
$4,000
St. Louis
1.5%
$2,500
Tampa
1.5%
$3,000
Toronto
1.5%
$5,000
Tucson
1.5%
$3,000
Vancouver
1.5%
$6,000
Virginia
1.5%
$5,000
Wisconsin
1.5%
$3,000

What services do you get for Redfin’s 1.5% listing fee?

Redfin is a full-service brokerage. So, its agents offer most of the same services you get from conventional realtors. But Redfin and its realtors operate differently than traditional agents. It’s a much more tech-driven process with a less personal approach.

One notable difference is replacing the dedicated agent experience with a more team-based method. As a result, you'll likely be in contact with multiple Redfin agents to answer your questions, address concerns, and manage the sales process. You also get an online dashboard to monitor your ongoing home sale.

» MORE: Learn how Redfin compares to conventional realtors

FAQ about Redfin listing fees

No, Redfin’s listing fee is not really 1%. Redfin’s listing fee is 1.5%, but you can earn a 0.5% rebate by buying and selling your home with Redfin within a 12-month timeframe. But you’ll still pay the 1.5% listing fee upfront. You’ll get the Redfin Refund after you close on your next home with Redfin. Clever Real Estate is the only nationwide service offering an actual 1% listing fee.

Redfin’s minimum commission rates vary by market. Currently, Redfin has set its lowest minimum commission at $2,000 in several areas. But other regions command higher minimum rates, such as $7,500 in San Francisco. Find the minimum commission fee for your area before signing with a Redfin agent.

Redfin doesn't charge a separate fee for pictures. Instead, it includes professional photography in its 1.5% listing fee. Redfin's listing services also include a 3D virtual walkthrough. However, specialized photography and video services, such as floor plans, drone footage, and virtual staging are not standard and may incur extra fees.

Most realtors charge about 2.5–3% of the home sale, for a combined total of 5–6% in commission charges for both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. Realtors who work with low-commission real estate brands charge less. Low-commission real estate brands like Clever Real Estate work with agents to charge lower rates in exchange for more leads.