Whose Real-Estate Agent Are You?


A “sale pending” sign outside a home in Ohio.


Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch/Associated Press

Michael Toth

is right about the harm to consumers from the way real-estate buyers’ agents are paid (“Warning to the Real-Estate Cartel,” op-ed, July 9). But building those commissions into the price of the home lets buyers finance them with tax-deductible interest.

Reforms could preserve this convenience while…

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