Before you decide to do this, you should give some thought to the area you are in. I am not a realtor, however I am a loan officer who has worked extensively with buyers in Garden City because of my relationship with one of the realty offices in town. There is always a chance that someone will come in and like your house and give you an offer. There is also a chance that someone will come in who has something else in mind. The realtors in town have always worked on a lower commission structure than the typical 6%, and they work hard for what they do for you. Each buyer gets escorted to your home, so you never end up alone in your home with a buyer who, lets face it, you really don't know at all.
Let's say you do choose to advertise here. You get a call from someone who says, "I can only come to see it Monday night at 7:30." What will you do then? You never want to turn down a potential buyer, but I am sure you would feel much more comfortable if they came with an agent at that time. The market it Garden City has stabilized for the most part, and there are plenty of buyers out there. Let a professional help you to market it so that it does sell.... more
HOT ANSWER.... All real estate commission rates are negotiable. Company guidelines/policy dictate some commission rates inside that company's organization.... otherwise.... ALL REAL ESTATE RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE. It would be illegal for it to be the "current rate".... more