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Excellent information, and I have to agree with Bob Miller's comments below.
We all understand why that's not an accurate perspective, but it's our job. It's not the sellers job to understand how we're paid, what marketing expenses are, how many ways comission is split, and so on.
If someone asks me a question about cutting comission, I take it as a sign that I didn't do my job correctly. I didn't explain the value of my services, the complexity of the transaction, or the number of people that get paid from those funds.
Responding with some gentle education and improvements in your listing presentation will get you much farther than delivering a smack down.
Let's face it - if sellers don't understand what we do and why we're worth it, it's our fault. And, there is probably an agent out there who will take the listing for much less.
Mr. & Mrs. Seller, I Have Already Reduced My Commission 50%!And You Want More?
I heard this request again yesterday!It usually begins something like this. “My house has lost so much and you want me to sell for even less.I have this much invested and I NEED this much.You need to reduce your commission.”
My response.You know Mr. & Mrs. Seller, I also feel your pain.My home is worth less than one-half of what I paid for it 6 years ago.However, the bank has not reduced its principal or interest rate.
So I can understand how you feel, now that your home is worth one-half as well.But because you home is worth one-half, my commission has reduced by one-half.
However, did my costs decrease by one-half?No!Unfortunately almost all my costs have increased, especially the cost of gas to show buyer’s your home!
I know times are tough if you are a home seller.But trust me, times are tough for me your Realtor® as well.I am working much harder, and making less than half of what I made a few years ago.That is not your fault and it is not my fault either.
Let’s just sign the contract Mr. & Mrs. Seller, so we can get your house sold and move on with your lives.
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