There is no "set" commission amount, so it will depend on your Realtor, and what they can do for you. Realtors charge different amounts, because they provide different services (it's definitely not "one-size-fits-all!). I'd suggest interviewing several different Realtors, and seeing what they cost in relation to what they provide. There are a full range of Realtors locally, and all provide different marketing packages. Look objectively, though, as the real number that's important to you is the amount you end up with in your pocket, not the arbitrary commission percentage. A Realtor that can market your house more aggressively, and negotiate a higher sale price for your house may charge a higher commission, but you may end up with more money in your pocket in the end. Conversely, a Realtor that charges less may not provide the same array of marketing and negotiating services, which could result in the house selling for less, and less money in your pocket at the end. Again, there are no set commission amounts, so you'd need to talk to several agents to find out what they would charge.
I would strongly suggest interviewing some agents, and choosing the agent you feel will do the best job selling your house, rather than choosing an agent solely based on commission - too many people fall into this trap! You can always choose to go with the agent who charges the least, but sometimes you get what you pay for!
If you'd like us to meet with you and show you what we do to market homes locally, feel free to contact us.
Jennifer Maxian and Michael Culeton
The Maxian Culeton Team at HUNT Real Estate ERA
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Now that you have a range of numbers to juggle, you need to speak to a local real estate professional. If you are selling, ask the Realtor the commission question. Interview and ask more than one before you make your decision. Also, please make your decision on the total package presented to you by the Realtor. There is more to making the choice of Realtor than the price or their services.
Hope that helps.