It looks like Trulia is misreading the information from the property appraisers office of Dekalb County - the public information shows each floor of your home separately and not totaled together. I would suggest having your agent contact Trulia and see if they can fix this issue.... more
Commissions are always negotiable, but what you should be looking at is how much you put in your pocket, not what the individual expenses are. Look closely at what an agent offers and how they can help you maximize the sale of your home, not where exactly the money is going. The bottom line is, a "cheap" agent is the most expensive thing you can do! The longer it takes to sell your house, the more mortgage payments you make. The longer it takes, the more tax you pay. The longer it takes, (typically) the lower the selling price goes. The longer it takes... the list goes on. That is also not to mention the fact that a cheap agent won't likely be able to sell your house in this market AT ALL, let alone cheaply. Then there's the fact that you will have to come up with more money up front to sell your home, because the lower the commission goes, the more of the risk the agent will expect you to take. If you really want to do it cheaply, try to sell your own home! It's possible and it's legal for you to sell your own home... or you can save yourself some time and stress and just do your homework up front. Because, after trying to sell your own home, you'll be begging your agent to sell your home (if they can).
Good luck and I wish you well and much prosperity!... more