ZipRealty , on its homepage, offers to give 20% of the commission to the buyer if you select them as your buyer’s agent. Wow, that’s one hell of a kickback and something I’ve never seen before. Usually you see agents, in this competitive market, offer deals to the seller but now they’re offering them to the buyer as well. If I was still buying a house, I’d use ZipRealty as my buyer’s agent in a heartbeat. On my house ($295k), the commission was 2.5% and so that meant I would’ve gotten over $1,600 back – which would’ve been real nice.