Well, commission is negotiable. Under 5% is going to be hard sell to any agent other that those who work for discount companies, as there are lots of expenses & an enormous amount of time spent to get a listing sold.
What if an agent only charged you 5%, put your house on the market for $300,000 and got you $275,000, you would owe them $13,750 in commission, bringing your net to $261,250.
Another agent puts the house on the market for the same amount ($300k) and gets you $295,000, but charges you 6%, you are better off with them as they are putting more money in your pocket.
Lesson: Don't pick an agent based on commission!
You should select an agent based on the # of area sales, % of selling price vs. listing price, negotiation, experience etc.
An agent who can negotiate you a better deal is worth more money because you will make more money.
This is one of those times where you truly get what you pay for. Don't skimp here. A good agent is worth their weight in gold, will get you more money & get your house sold within your time frame.
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services