Today I was challenged to discount my commission. I recieved an e-mail from a seller, asking what I charge for a commission. She was looking for an agent who would take a low commission to come and sell her home today....
Here is the e-mail I sent her!
There are many discount brokerages that charge less than we do. I would suggest For Sale By Owner .com or help u sell in Everett. They put your home on the MLS and then you are responsible for open houses, qualifying buyers, showings, contractual paperwork, addendums, inspections, appraisals, and escrow issues. Keep in mind that typically the selling agent (the one who brings a buyer) gets 3%.. Offering less than that will keep agents away....(Why would they sell your home and be paid less that selling a similar home nearby?)...
Our broker's policy is to charge 6% (3 for each side of the transaction)..... However, I would be willing to "rebate" a percent back to you, the seller at closing.
Do you want a full service agent who will handle of the details and qualify buyers and get your home sold? There is a huge difference between putting your home on the market and professionally selling your home to buyers.