Does it depend on the confidence the Realtor actually has in their ability to actually sell a home? Does it depend on what they plan to do to sell the home? I would be afraid of the Realtor that says they will sell for so much less than the average price. What am I giving up? Why do they not think they are worth as much as their competitors?
I would not want the person earning the least money possible advising me on my largest investment... But that may just be me... I am looking to have the most professional person list my biggest investment, it doesn't even come down to price.
Discounting Realtor fees sounds counter productive to me... Who is going to work harder? The person working to sell your $500,000 house making 7% or $35,000.00 or the Realtor that stands to make 1% or $5,000.00? All while you continue to make $3500 a month payments!
I am a Mortgage Planner. I advise products and strategies to people that are usually making the largest purchase they will likely make this decade. I do not discount fees. I know that even with my normal fee my client will be better off with me than going to some credit union or bank where they are getting their advice from someone that just moved off the teller line last week.
Well Good luck selling!