All commissions are negotiable...some agents may be more negotiable than others, so you need to interview a few agents, and see what they say.
It's possible your expectations may be unrealistic, but you won't know until you explore this further.
Just make sure you get a written marketing plan so that you know what will be done on your behalf.
Even the lowest commission may be "too much" if it isn't productive in getting your home sold.
it's not an "insult" to ask, and open a dialogue!
If you have any questions, or would like to receive a complimentary home evaluation to see what your home is worth in today's market, feel free to contact me through trulia or my info is below.
Best of luck!
I never list a house for more than 4.5% (1.5% for me, 3% for the buyer's agent). If you're also buying a new home, I will sell your current one for free and simply make my commission on the new purchase.
Feel free to check out my website and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here to help.
Revolution Real Estate
I've heard people in all sorts of situations - people who have a lot of equity and feel that because they have flexibility, they don't need to pay a full commission; people who are like you and are squeezing to make it to the next step needing to avoid paying a full commission . . . it seems to me, if you want professional real estate brokerage services, then you have to be prepared to pay for them.
I don't know if it's true that you "get what you pay for," but I am certain that you can only HOPE to get what you pay for.
All the best,
You want to work with someone who will provide great service and also help you achieve your goals. ...I'm happy to go over some ideas with you!
Starling Real Estate
Okay, enough joking around. My BEST advice is to meet with a few Brokers and Agents. Discuss your situation and be honest with yourself about the true value of the home. But most importantly, be honest with yourself about the true value of partnership you will be creating when you do ultimately select a partner to help you sell your home.
As the President-Elect of the Utah Council of Residential Specialists I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field. If I can be of any service, please let me know.
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Kristopher Furrow, REALTORÂ®
-"AB" Associate Broker, "CRS" Certified Residential Specialist
Windermere Real Estate - Utah - Salt Lake City - Park City
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Utah's Best Realty
Obviously, there are many great agents out there, but these are questions worth considering. Is a discount agent really saving you money?
If you'd like to have a discussion to see if I can serve your needs as a seller, I'd be more than happy to do so. Thanks!
"Salt Lake's Favorite REALTOR"
Equity Real Estate
Are you selling a home in Moab? Just wondering because you have a Moab zipcode next to your name.
I'm sure there are Realtors in the area. I can check for you to help you find a good agent there.
You've posted this in the "Home Buying in Salt Lake City" on the Trulia site. So, is this where you'll be moving to? Let me know how best I can assist you through the home buying & selling process.
Many people are in your position right now wondering where they can squeeze out an extra penny to help them on their journey to buying anew home.
Many of the answers I have ready below are great. It is true that on a whole, Realtors are not insulted easy. Part of our job is Sales and Negotiating. All transactions should be a Win Win for all involved.
Have you met with an agent to find out the value of your home? I work for Keller Williams over here in Portland, OR. Out of the top 8 offices in the State of Oregon, Keller Williams is 4 of them. I know we have offices in Salt Lake as well.
If you are still looking to sell your home fast and for top dollar, let me know. I would be happy to refer you to a Keller Williams associate in your area that can work with you to make selling your home a Win Win as well.
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
Some agents will negotiate their commission, others will not, and the only way to find out is to ask the question.