That is an interesting question. Commissions are not set by law, but by each individual brokerage. If you are a buyer and your Realtor is showing you homes based on how much money they will make, find a different Realtor. Realtors who consistently show homes based solely on their commission are not looking out for the customer's needs. If a Realtor is finding the best property according to each buyer, they will be making a good living. Commissions may be great, or not-so-great, but there will be plenty of them! As for listing a home, we are a full service real estate company, but we charge less. We work in your zip code, let's get together.