In the dynamic world of real estate, staying informed about industry developments is crucial for both buyers and sellers. Recently, there has been news about a legal settlement addressing the technicalities of agent commission payments. At Ashby & Graff Real Estate, we understand the importance of transparency in every aspect of the home buying and selling process. As such, we want to assure our clients that while these changes may impact certain practices, our commitment to clarity and openness remains steadfast.

Transparency has always been a cornerstone of our values here at Ashby & Graff Real Estate. We firmly believe that being upfront about costs and responsibilities is essential for building trust and empowering our clients to make informed decisions. 

The recent settlement may introduce new rules regarding how agent commissions are communicated, particularly in relation to MLS listings. However, rest assured that our commitment to transparency means we have always been clear and upfront about commission costs and who is responsible for paying them. We have consistently engaged in open discussions with our clients regarding commission structures, and we will continue to do so.

Our team of independent contractor real estate agents operates with autonomy, giving them the freedom to negotiate fees based on their expertise, market conditions, and the unique needs of our clients. This flexibility ensures that our clients receive personalized service tailored to their specific circumstances. Regardless of who you select as your brokerage and agent, you should always feel empowered to negotiate the commission you are paying or at the very least have a full understanding of the fee being paid and who is paying it. 

As always, we encourage open communication between our agents and clients. If you have any questions or concerns about commission fees or any other aspect of the real estate process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our client support team at

In conclusion, while changes in commission practices may occur, our commitment to transparency remains unwavering. We believe that honesty and clarity are fundamental to building strong relationships with our clients, and we will continue to uphold these principles in everything we do.

Thank you for entrusting us with your real estate needs. We look forward to serving you with the same dedication and integrity that has defined Ashby & Graff Real Estate for years to come.