Keller Williams Settles Commission Lawsuit for $70 Million

Sitzer/Burnett lawsuit: Keller Williams settle

Key points:

  • Keller Williams agreed to pay $70 million to settle the Sitzer/Burnett lawsuit, which accused them of inflating real estate commissions.
  • This settlement covers all home seller lawsuits nationwide and releases individual real estate agents and franchisees from further litigation.
  • Keller Williams decided to settle due to industry uncertainty following the jury verdict against them.
  • They join Anywhere and RE/MAX in settling, leaving NAR and HomeServices as the remaining defendants.
  • Final approval for the settlements is pending.


  • In October 2023, a jury found Keller Williams conspired to inflate commissions, awarding $1.7 billion in damages (potentially tripling to over $5 billion).
  • The lawsuit centered on NAR‘s rule requiring commission sharing between listing and buyer’s agents, allegedly inflating costs for consumers.


  • This settlement provides some stability and clarity for the real estate industry while the remaining lawsuit proceeds.
  • It remains to be seen how this will affect future commission structures and consumer costs.

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