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Donna, Home Seller in Stuart, FL

What is the commission range for selling a home in Stuart, Florida. I will be listing soon.

Asked by Donna, Stuart, FL Tue Aug 12, 2008

I plan to visit some real estate companies this weekend.

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Commission rates are never set or discussed. That is an anti trust issue. The best thing to do is if you like the agent you've interviewed, and I hope there is more than one, let your gut be your guide. The agent's job is to get the best price with the least amount of stress for you. I think one of the biggest mistakes buyers make is to "shop" for commission. If you were getting an operation, would you shop for the cheapest Dr.? You want a professional who will do the absolute best job for you. Don't kid yourself if you live in a neighborhood with a lot of like homes...agents to look at commissions.
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Commissions are ALWAYS negotiable. Factor these when considering an agent. How many homes have they personally sold in the last 6 months. Have them furnish the address, name and telephone number of the seller. I would call and ask if they were happy with their agent, what did they like best, what did they not like and would you use them again. If they can't furnish that...move on. Next, I would have them put in writing exactly what they will do to get it sold and the date on which that would be executed. Then have them sign it. I would also have in the listing agreement that you have the right to cancell at no cost to you if any of the writen items are not completed. BONUS material... What was the list price and what was the sold price? Sometimes you may get an agent that boosts the list price just so they can get a listing. This should make a difference in the agents you would consider and the commissions you might pay. Sometimes the least expensive turns out to be the very most expensive.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 29, 2010
I should complete my thought from previous post. AGENTS should never discuss commission rates. That is is considered anti-trust/price setting. You, as a consumer have every right to discuss the commission rate. Do your homeowork and find that agent you want to work with for the time your house is listed.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 13, 2008
The commission amount is negotiable. 3 major factors in selling a home are price, exposure and commission.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2008
Herman Chang, Real Estate Pro in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Commissions are negotiable! You will need to weigh the marketing exposure each agent/company will provide and make you decision on who will represent your interests the best. I would be honored to be included in your interviews. You can contact me by clicking on my Trulia profile.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2008
Commission will vary depending on the agent and the company. If you are shopping for the "best deal", make sure that you don't lose benefits that you will get from a full service broker/agent. Remember an agent does not get paid until they sell your house/property--and you want someone who will negotiate the best deal for you--and sometimes you have to pay for a higher caliber agent!
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