The truth be known......agents don't make as much as people give them credit for. First off the fee for professional services(commission) is split equally with the other agent. Then the broker needs a piece of the action, generally 20 to 50 percent. Figure in our operating costs ie, board dues, franchise fees, electronic key, E&O insurance, desk fees, advertising, gasoline, paper, ink, taxes, research time etc. etc.
Without knowing the specifics of your transaction, it would be fair to assume...on a total $6,000 commission somewhere in the range of $1,200 to $1,500.