But I live under the philosophy that you don't get what you don't ask for. SO ask for it and see what they say. If you NEED it to be a certain price so that you net a particular amount from your sale, talk openly and honestly with them about it, and shop agents/brokers if need be.
This is an old post, but I hope this helps anyone else out there wondering the same thing!
With that said, many Realtors will negotiate for a full commission. However, some Realtors market themselves as a 'discount' service. I would recommend interviewing multiple agents and asking about their action plan. If an agent has an excellent, proven action plan to selling your house, it may be worth giving them the full commission.
Absolutely! Are you trying to sell a home?
Century 21 Northwest
480-586-1721 (Maricopa county cell)
520-483-2533 (Pinal county cell)
Office: 6630 W. cactus Rd. Suite B-113
Glendale, AZ 85304
There is also a trend in real estate to offer service "a la carte" so you can pick and choose the services you want or don't want and at what price. If you don't care if your agent holds open houses, sends just listed postcards, or puts flyers out you can opt out of those options.
I'd be happy to sit down and show you what I do to earn my commission! Give me a call & let's talk.
Yes and there are two rules you need to consider. Paying less is not always a deal. Paying more is not always a deal.
Commissions have always been negotiable in this industry, but each agency or agent may charge what they feel is an appropriate amount to conduct business. "Discount" or "Rebate" brokerages often promise to give full service for less. Some might, many don't. If you reduce your income by X% you must increase your volume by Y%. If you do more volume you must have efficiencies elsewhere.
Paying more, but getting a lousy agent isn't any better than paying less and getting a lousier agent. Some agents charge a full service fee, but don't get full service results.
So, what should a buyer do? Commission, while a factor should not be a primary factor in your decision to choose an agent. A good agent brings value to a transaction. They will net you a better bottom line, make the process more manageable, keep you well informed and give good advice. My consistent advice is to find the best available agent first, if they also offer a lower commission rate than others, all the better. But putting commission ahead of quality may end up with a poor result and overall dissatisfaction.