"As great as it sounds to have an agent share their eanings with you, is that really the agent that you want working for you? Does your dentist share their earnings with you? Your lawyer? When you are selecting someone who will be representing you in negotiations, do you want someone who easily gave up their own money or do you want someone who fights for their own money and thus will fight for years? This is must my two cents, but the agent that Lucid describes doesn't sound very professional and is not one that I would wish to have in my corner."
Really? You don't shop around for lawyers? If you don't have dental care you wouldn't shop for a dentist? Should you assume that the attorney that charges $500/hour is better than the one that charges $300/hour? Hardly. There's nothing unprofessional about competing on price. Sure a lot of discount brokers don't provide full service but a few do. I can assure you that our professionalism is head and shoulders above most realtors who don't share their commissions. Just ask our buyers who tend to skew towards the more critical, more analytical, and higher income demographic. Check out our bios. How many realtors can match that? 50% of realtors don't even have a college education.