Tips to Combat Requests for Commission Discounts

Real Estate Agent with Roots & Wings Realty Group / eXp Realty TREC #702048

I just wanted to take a moment to share a fantastic video done by a long-time friend of mine - Misty Weaver - who is also a real estate agent in Winchester, VA on the topic of Realtor commissions and explaining the real deal behind them to clients.

Some of the points she makes in this video might be helpful in ideas for explaining your worth to buyers and sellers, and what discounted commissions typically mean in terms of effort put into selling your home and how it affects your buyers pool as well. 


Rae Dolan
Katy Real Estate Agent
Roots & Wings Realty Group
Champions Real Estate Group

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Rae Hoffman


Katy Texas Real Estate Agent
Roots & Wings Realty Group
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Comments (14)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Its an age old question or request!!!

Unless they are a friend or family or somebody is underwater with the mortgage debt and not want to do a short sale, the answer almost always is a resounding "No"

Jul 09, 2018 04:17 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Jul 09, 2018 05:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Rae Dolan, Thanks for the great video.  Would it be okay if I reblog it in August sometime?


Jul 09, 2018 07:05 AM
Rae Hoffman

It's my friend's video, so as long as you credit her, that's fine! She's listed by name in my blog post above. :)

Jul 09, 2018 07:54 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you for sharing the video Rae Dolan .

Jul 09, 2018 07:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this video.

You may wish to use your blog settings to create an automatic signature for your blog. Readers want to see your contact information. 

Jul 15, 2018 05:34 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Thanks for sharing the video, Rae. That is what makes this network so special.

Jul 16, 2018 07:18 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Thanks for the follow. This is a fun video, easy to visualize for agents. I suppose you could substitute something else for wine since you wouldn't have that readily available at a listing for prospective sellers, but the props are great.

Aug 02, 2018 09:09 AM
Rae Hoffman
Roots & Wings Realty Group / eXp Realty - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

You're welcome. It's not my video - it's a friend's that I thought did a great job of explaining the topic! 

Aug 05, 2018 12:07 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Another one of the many uses for wine Rae. A palatable way to explain commissions to customers & clients. Misty was excellent. Here via Will Hamm

Sep 04, 2018 02:44 PM
Rae Hoffman
Roots & Wings Realty Group / eXp Realty - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

Ha! I agree Kevin J. May!

Sep 06, 2018 03:51 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Rae, I too am here because of Will Hamm 's re-blog.  Thank you for sharing this great video.  Hopefully the glasses of wine opens up the eyes of more people. I am amazed how so many people still think 6% commission goes into one person's pocket.  


Sep 06, 2018 09:05 AM
Rae Hoffman
Roots & Wings Realty Group / eXp Realty - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

Truth Gloria Todor!

Sep 07, 2018 08:05 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Rae - Great video, I pretty much use the same explanation except I use six dollar bills.

Dec 20, 2018 12:32 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Hi, Rae,

Excellent video presentation by Misty Weaver. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 15, 2019 01:34 PM