Asked by Carl Head, Maitland, FL • Sat Jul 6, 2013
We all know what the standard commission is, and how thatâ€™s typically split equally between the Listing Agent and the Buyers Agent.
I have lowered the standard commission before on a Listing, if it was someone I knew, or I REALLY wanted that listing some reason. When I did, I offered any Buyers Agent the full price 3% commission, and took the â€œdiscountedâ€ amount out of my side.
I am now very reluctant to show reduced commission listings. And, of course, trying to get a Listing Agent to respond as to why the lowered commission amount is impossible.
My question is this: if a Listing Agent agrees to lower the standard commission, for whatever reason, shouldnâ€™t the reduced amount come from THEIR side, not the Buyers Agent?
I welcome your thoughtful comments.
Realty Center Orlando
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