A good realtor is hard to find and it's tough to build a trusting relationship; honor that and honor the person who help you build what you have now.
Yes, not to mention how difficult it is now a days to sell a home.
Just remember, You get what you pay for.
I don't know the specifics of your business, but speaking in general terms the listing agent bears the brunt of the time, effort and investment in marketing properties. They assume ALL the risk; we are not paid until escrow closes,
In Keller Willaims we have a culture creed, and the number one creed is this: win/win or no deal.
How does your relationship with your Realtor work. The tough part is that you don't know how many times this REaltor has gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect YOUR interests.
So far as selling office commission, I get paid my rate no matter what because my buyers sign an agreement.
To get to the point, is your current REaltor helping you net the most out of each transaction? That is what you need to talk about. Commission is just part of the picture.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
The listing agent is bearing the costs of marketing your homes to the public and the real estate community and in most cases also must share the commission with his/her broker and team members. You could perhaps draft an agreement whereby the first 3 homes pay the full 6% and the next 3 pay 5%, or perhaps the agent would agree to accept a reduced commission when serving as dual agent.
A quality agent will put their client's needs ahead of the commission rate. If there are 20 properties that are largely the same and meet the client's criteria then the commission rate may come into play as a criteria to narrow down the homes they show to prospective buyers.
If your homes are priced competitively and are of high quality, agents will be glad to show them!
Anyhow, if you decide to explore your options, it would be my pleasure to schedule an interview. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.