As with all aspects of a Real Estate transaction, commission is negotable! Each region has a norm range for home listings and land listings. In the Pocono region, you will find that MOST homes are listed ate 6-8% while vacant land will be listed at 8-10%.
AL & I like to use the commission rate as a tool to help get your home seen by more agents and buyers! For example..if a buyer is looking for a particular size home in a community and there are 30 homes that match the search....most agents will scroll the list to look for the highest commission listings first. After all, it is human nature..we all work on a commission basis. Of course, if a particular home is requested, any GOOD agent will include that one also.
Let's face it, the more agents that see your house, the more potential buyers will see it also...and hopefully that will result in a quicker sale for you...money saved in the long run when you figure mortgae, taxes and sometimes dues too!