When you meet with Realtors in your area, they will let you know what percentage commission they will charge and yes commissions are not set in stone, they are negotiable....
More important than the exact commission amount is how your rapport is with the agent, your trust, how straightforward he/she is with you about the value of your current home in today's market, based on recent similar home sales (adjusted to the upgrades or lack thereof of your home) and letting you know about those homes that are currently on the market, representing your competion.
When talking with your agent, you should feel that he/she is experienced, offers you good insight into the Hendersonville market and let's you know ahead of time, what kind of advertising and marketing they will do in order to promote showings of your home, and consequently leading to offers!
And just a little insight for you.... When you sign the listing agreement with your listing agent/Brokerage for a certain fixed % of sale price as commission, you must understand that this percentage is split several ways, and your listing agent does NOT get the entire amount!
At least in most cases the commission gets split between the brokerage of the listing agent and the brokerage of the buyers agent (the agent who brings the buyer who signs the contract), and after that
each agent with his/her own brokerage company has another split of commission... I thought this may just explain it a little, although since you are a home buyer you may know about that already.
I suggest you have a Realtor or two come to your property, give you a market evaluation and at that occasion you can ask all your questions, including the commission...
Good luck to you!
Edith Karoline - YourRealtor4Life!
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients...