8 to 10 hours is a lot of time if it don't take more, to put in as they have to find you places that are active, make calls, set appointments, and then take you around show them, then that don't even include the prepping of offer, negotiating, helping you with inspections, and any mortgage issues keeping them in line, and sometims a lot more, and talk with both sides, keeping the flow going, and not to mention the lawyers... Its a lot of work doing what we do and can be stressful to say the least!
Then you wan to cut the commission to 1.5%?! Thats not right! We work really hard, and fight for you, and have much to do to help you get your home, your basically asking an agent to work for nothing... and we don't all make 3%! We make what the selling side is willing to give us, and we have to split that with our brokers.... You need your agent to do all this items, even is your most intelligent person on the planet its our job and what we are licensed to do!
Sorry, but your comments are so out of line, and the "hungry agent" part is degrading to what we do for you the buyer and the sellers! I hope this helps you understand all we do for the small commission we make!