We pour hours and hours and hard earned money in continuing education, and making ourselves more valuable to you the consumer. I assume you have a job. You go to work every day and at the end of the week or month, you get a paycheck. Does your employer start negotiating your salary with you and pay you less than you deserve? What would your reaction be if that were to be what happened each payday?
National statistics show that Realtor controlled deals bring in 21.6% more $ to the seller than transactions not involving a Realtor. I think we earn our commission.
Find a good Realtor and pay them what they are worth!
It sounds to me as though you have not spoken with an Realtors, is that correct?
I think you bring up a great question. Why don't you interview them and ask them?
See what they say?
You remember what you were like your first year in your profession. Why not take Mr. Save 6%'s advice and deliberately find a newbie agent, then two more seasoned agents. See what you think.
My dad always said that confidence is the feeling you have right before you truly understand the situation.
If you have more specific questions, please feel free to send me an email.
Best of Luck...
Douglas Montgomery, Broker/Owner
Home NY Corp.