There is no set answer to your question, Real estate commission is negotiable. Now, that being said, remember, the agents in your area know how easy/difficult a given property is going to be to sell. They know the condition of the property. They know the market conditions and how many properties like yours are selling. All of these things are taken into consideration when coming to a sales commission for a given property.
Another consideration that this agent may be looking at is offering more commission to the buyer's agent in hopes of driving more traffic to your home.
Talk it over with your agent. I am sure they will explain whay they are asking for 10%.
I hope this helps.
The listing agent then shares part of that commission with the agent who represents the buyer. All real estate commissions are negotiable, and are paid directly to the broker, not the agent. Agents work for the broker. Typically, it is the seller who designates how much the buyer's agents are paid.
A listing commission can vary from 1% to 10% or more of the sales price. Let's look at an example of how much a listing agent earns if the commission paid is 7%, with a 50% split with the brokerage who produces the buyer.
Say the sales price is $200,000. The total commission at 7% would be $14,000, of which $7,000 is retained by the listing brokerage. From that $7,000, the listing agent is paid on a split, which on average is around 60% for a first-year agent.
This means the agent would gross $4,200. After deducting federal and state taxes, which could amount to 30% or more, the agent would net about $2,940. The agent also pays overhead and expenses, which could eat up another 20% of the gross, resulting in a net income of $2,100.
We do not have a set percentage that we charge. That is always negotiable. If the agent is charging 10% it is most likely he or she is doing that because of the price the mobile home will sell for. It takes as much time and expense to market a home that maybe $100k or less as it does to do the same for a more expensive property. That agent is probably just trying to make sure that in the end he/she is going to make money and not lose money.
All my best,