Everything in life is negotiable -
In my fathers day - you could expect to get what you paid for...
In today's world; we get what we "negotiate"...
However, I would think twice about your decision -
What we know -
Your property is located in Tampa -
What we do not know -
How many competing properties are on the market...
How does your property compare - Price? Location? etc...
NEXT - understand the competition - You can bet the buyer knows...
If there are no competing properties - or yours stands high and above the others based upon price or location or another compelling factor... The perhaps yes - you can effectively negotiate a reduction from the usual and customary 6% -
With that being said - If in fact there are many immediate options - or your price and or other factors and not "compelling" - you are as they say "shooting yourself in the foot" -
Realtors are human - if there are options that pay more; believe me your home will be skipped -
Your neighbors home - listed for more $$, will have far more activity and in the end your net funds will likely be less and the time frame extended.
Be careful here -
One further thought - and I use this strategy often -
I go the other way - offer a higher than usual - .5 additional % - price high and let the agents work for the bonus $$ - There are opportunities to reduce the commission if a "must be" case evolves.
If you have questions or would like further information on selling in Tampa -
Call Gary 561.306.7653