Just remember that the most expensive commission you can agree to is the one that never comes due. Don't worry about saving 1-2% on commission. You need an agent who tells you the truth about market value, recommends a true market price, and works like crazy. Nearly 60% of listings in the Puget Sound area aren't selling with the first listing. In those cases the sellers paid nothing, technically, for the services they may have received. The true cost of this "mistake" is in the tens of thousands though. Home prices will have dropped even further since the first listing, requiring a relist at a lower price. You home will have negative listing history published in the MLS that you can't get rid of. Cumulative days on market (CDOM) will also have grown so saavy buyers will want to take advantage of your increasing urgency. You're really throwing the dice when you list with someone who's willing to work for less than 6% with 3% going to the cooperating broker. Don't gamble. The agent that can look you straight in the eye and give a convincing argument for a 7% commission may be just the person you need to sell your house. Confidence and salesmanship are worth the cost in this marketplace. And, please, don't overprice your home. We've already got 10,000 of them in the MLS.