Interview 3 local agents and the marketing program they have to offer. Make sure there is a connection with the agent. Ask for 3 referrals (previous clients) and call them for references.
It is a different market today and you want to make sure you have the best possible exposure for your home in order to get it sold. Today 90% to 94% of shopping for homes start on the internet and you want to make sure your home looks good and has maximum exposure.
All the best,
The standard NYS commission is 6% of the total selling price. This can vary slightly depending on the specific situation. Please feel free to call me at 718-773-0533 and i will go over all of the details with you. You can also see all seller closing costs here on my website, http://www.bhtalrealestate.com/resources/closing-costs/
Commissions by federal law are negotiable. If an agent says, X% is customary, normal or expected, they may be accused of attempting to price fix. We live in a competitive age and there are more business models out there than ever before. Just don't believe that if you are paying agent â€œAâ€ less than what agent â€œBâ€ wanted you are getting a deal. Not all discounts are a good deal and not all higher priced agents are necessarily worth it.
Seek out some referrals from people you know that were happy with the services they received. Interview a few agents and seek out the best one possible. If they are highly skilled and less expensive than another agent, good for you.
A good agent will be worth more than what you pay them, a bad agent will cost you way more than just a commission. Focus on skills over price. Best of luck.