Susan, commission is always negotiable. When selling "problem" properties, a higher commission can be offered to the buyer's agent. You will generate more traffic if you list the property at 0.5-1% above average commission to start with, rather than offer a compensation "above the split", or bonus. Most of the time buyer's agents do look at the commission and if they see your property listed with the higher split, you know they will bring their client to you! Don't forget, however, that higher commission/bonus won't compensate for high price. You also have to price the property right in order to sell. It's not the buyer's agent that makes the decision at the end of the day - it's the buyer! Good luck with the sale and let me know if your have any questions or nerd help!