Can An Agent Get A Commission For Selling Their Own House?

by | Apr 20, 2023 | Knowledge

If I’m Licensed, Can I Earn A Commission For Buying Or Selling My Own House?

The Answer in Arizona is absolutely! Many of our students got their real estate license for this very reason. Whether buying a house and wanting to get the commission from the seller or selling your own home and wanting to save the commission costs, a real estate license lets you do it. Consider the average commission for a buyer’s agent and you can see the savings are well worth the relatively low cost of getting a real estate license.

What Do I Do With My Real Estate License If I Don’t Plan On Using It For A While?

If you aren’t going to use your real estate license for a while, you can simply go into “inactive status”. Learn more about Active Vs. Inactive Status. Then, as long as you keep up with your Continuing Education requirements, you can simply find a broker and go back to “active” status when the time is right to buy or sell again.


You don’t have to be a full-time agent to get the full benefits of a real estate license. Whether buying a home for your family or flipping properties for profit, a real estate license can bring a wealth of benefits.

Please Note: Regulation, requirements and policies do change from time to time, this content may not be current or entirely accurate.

You may find the latest information on the Arizona Department of Real Estate’s website.