Check out the agents history as to how long they've been in the business. Are they full time, how many homes do they sell, how long on the market, how close to list price do they sell.
A home priced to sell will sell, and if priced appropriately will have multi offers.
A good agent does not have to cut fees, as they bring much more to the table that will get you more in the sales end and a better price in the buy end,
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There is no set percentage. Talk to your agent and discuss the commission. As a Seller your agent will be representing you and the commission you pay is to the listing company. If another company produces the buyer the commission you pay to your agency is usually split between them. When you buy a home and an agent represents you in your purchase normally the your agent gets paid from the seller's agents company. If you use the same agent to sell your home and purchase your next home discuss the combination package in reference to commission and see what he can do.
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Whether or not you can get a deal when you sell then buy is up to the agent you choose and how well you can negotiate. I will typically rebate part of the commission I receive to my client if I receive double sales.
Across the U.S. the "normal" commission is 5-7%. That is split first between the Listing Broker and the Selling (Buyer's) Broker. Then. each split is split again between the Broker's and their Agents. You can see that this is not excessive.