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Dee1393, Other/Just Looking in Sayville, NY

What is the average real estate commission for Suffolk County, Long Island, NY?

Asked by Dee1393, Sayville, NY Wed Feb 20, 2013

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There is no average; there is no regular....this would be against Federal Laws.

Each Realtor charges based on their own perceived worth and we are not allowed to discuss commission charges with anyone but our prospective clients.

My mother always told me; you get what you pay for.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 13, 2016
Keeping in mind the law about commissions, commissions are negotiable. The commission is agreed upon between the Realtor and their client. It is extremely important to be comfortable with the Realtor you are hiring. Providing excellent customer service is a must!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 11, 2015
Hi, I noticed this conversation has died down a little bit in the past few years. But I wanted to chime in for anyone else that is interested in commission rates in Suffolk County.

Typically, you'll come across 6% as the standard agent commission rate. Commission is negotiable, and the amount that it can be negotiated is usually dependent on location and price. Remember also that commission rate is split between the buying and selling agents, as well as their brokerages.

We created our service to help home sellers connect with top local agents while paying a fair commission rate. Agents will compete to earn your listing, and when agents compete they bring out their best commission rates and value added services.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 2, 2015
Commssions are always negotiable between you and your agent, there are no set standards; therefore interview a few agents from different realty companies then choose the one you like best and who has the most to offer; choose your agent with care and not by commission alone...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
It depends as everything is negotiable. Typically in Western Suffolk it's 4-5%. Out East it's typically 6%.

Hope that helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2013
It's against federal laws to discuss commission rates with anyone but your client.
Commissions are negotiable.
Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015
Thank you for being the only honest one. I have found that most agents/brokers are sniveling leeches. Read the replies and you will see. You are alright and I will use you when I decide to sell.
Flag Wed May 28, 2014
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