Commissions in any state are / should be negotiable. Otherwise, you operate in a fixed price market which is illegal. That does not mean that you will gain a concession from a broker....any broker. Asking is not getting, but collusion between brokers in a conspritorial effort to fix commission rates will not be tolerated by the DOJ / FTC once it is uncovered. Check out FTC litigation in MIchigan, Kansas, and South Carolina for starters. There may be more to come if brokers don't heed the signals. Fixing commission rates is not in the public interest now matter how you couch the presentation and, at least where I do business, that is the image we have always tried to project.