The ARC Realtor rebate program can help you save thousands of dollars on the purchase of your home. We work with a large network of realtors to help you get the maximum amount of money back as fast as possible.
Here’s how it works.
What Is the ARC Realtor Rebate? How Does it Save You Money?
The ARC Realtor Rebate is a real estate rebate program offered by the American Realty Council (ARC). As a homebuyer or seller, you may be eligible to receive a cash rebate based on your property’s purchase or sale price when you work with a participating ARC real estate agent.
Here’s how the ARC Realtor Rebate program works:
- Find a participating agent: To take advantage of the ARC Realtor Rebate, you’ll need to find an approved real estate agent who works with the program. Luckily, we have a huge realtor network so you can use almost any realtor you want.
- Register for the program: You’ll follow this link here that will take you to the quick and simple form that you’ll have to fill out.
- Complete your transaction: Work with your ARC-affiliated agent to buy or sell your property. The agent will guide you through the process, providing their expertise and assistance throughout the transaction.
- Receive your rebate: After closing on your property, you’ll receive a cash rebate based on a percentage of your agent’s earned commission. The exact rebate amount will depend on the terms of the program and the purchase or sale price of your property. Generally, the higher the transaction value, the larger your rebate. We work to get you your rebate FAST.
Participating in the ARC Realtor Rebate program can save money on your real estate transaction while working with a professional, experienced agent. Be sure to read and understand the program’s terms and conditions, and consult with your chosen agent to clarify any questions about the rebate process.
How Does the ARC Realtor Rebate Compare to Other Rebates?
|Rebate Program||ARC Realtor Rebate||Realogy||Navy Federal||Pen Fed|
|Total Rebate Amount||No cap on rebates||Rebates cap at $7,500||Rebates cap at $9,000||No cash rebate program|
|Realtor Access||Open Realtor network allows you to choose your realtor||Limits you to "Anywhere Brands" (Coldwell Banker, Century 21, etc)||Limits you to "Anywhere Brands" (Coldwell Banker, Century 21, etc)||Limits you to Berkshire Hathaway Realtor brands|
|Turnaround Time||2-Day turnaround on rebates||Large company = longer wait for your money||Large company = longer wait for your money||Large company = longer wait for your money|
|Price Matching||ARC will match or beat any rebate||Will not match or beat other rebates||Will not match or beat other rebates||Can negotiate realtor commissions|
What Is a Realtor Rebate?
You may encounter a realtor rebate as a homebuyer or seller during your transaction. A realtor rebate is an incentive your real estate agent offers you, such as a portion of their commission, a discount on their services, or other financial benefits.
This is typically done to attract clients, remain competitive, or express gratitude for your business.
When you work with a real estate agent who offers rebates, you can save a considerable amount on your transaction. The rebate can be applied to closing costs, as a direct cash payment, or even as a discount on the agent’s fees.
However, you need to understand that the availability and legality of realtor rebates can vary by state, so you should check the regulations in your area before entering into any agreement.
What Are the Benefits of a Realtor Rebate?
As you consider working with a real estate agent who offers a realtor rebate, you’ll find several benefits that could positively impact your home-buying or selling experience.
The rebate amount is based on:
- The purchase or sales price of the home you are buying or selling
- The sale/purchase price of which the commission is paid
- A minimum of 3% commission
The most apparent advantage of a realtor rebate is the money you save. The rebate can either be applied to your closing costs or given to you as a cash payment, easing your financial burden during the transaction.
With a sales price of $325,000, a 2.5% commission split to the buyer’s agent would amount to $8,125. The buyer would receive about $4,063 rebates even if the agent only offered half their commission.
When selling your home, a realtor who offers rebates may be more attractive to potential buyers. This could give your property an edge and help expedite the sale.
As a buyer, knowing that you’ll receive a rebate can provide you with additional leverage during negotiations. You can use the anticipated rebate to adjust your offer, potentially securing a better deal on your dream home.
A realtor rebate may allow you to explore more options within your budget. For example, if you receive a rebate that covers a portion of your closing costs, you may be able to afford a higher-priced home or allocate more funds toward renovations or other expenses.
Stronger Agent-Client Relationship
A realtor offering a rebate demonstrates their commitment to your satisfaction. This gesture can foster trust and loyalty, leading to a more positive and collaborative working relationship.
Realtor rebates are a great way to get cash back after you close a home purchase, and they are becoming popular in the buyer’s market. If you meet the specific qualifications for your state, you can qualify for the ARC Affinity Rebate.
The ARC Rebate is designed to help you earn cash back or apply earnings toward your transaction. If you or someone you know is buying a home and is interested in the ARC Realtor Rebate Program, register today to save money! You can also fill out the form below to get started!