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I do alter contracts sometimes to include details about where the buyer comes from. A lot of buyers agents are getting 2.5% commissions on REO's and short sales in our area, so we've adjusted our buyer side expectations - and offering that percentage would not be unheard of here. Then, on the seller side of the commission, if my client brings the buyer to the table, we sometimes agree to as low as 1.5% on the seller side....so that's a total of 4% commission in the end if you bring the buyer in. Remember, there is cost in marketing and fees when the listing agent takes on the sale of a home, so 4% total commission is the lowest we ever go in a situation like yours.Good Luck!
My personal opinion is you do yourself more harm even remotely expecting a former "possibility" becoming a reality. I have first hand experience with clients who have offered on property with this sort of arrangement only to have the seller suddenly become hesitant because they bumped into a former prospect at the local grocery store and that former prospect made a suggestive comment that caused hesitation and ultimately a lost sale.No matter what route you choose to go, do not let a former "potential" influence your decision if and when an acceptable offer presents itself.
Yes you can do this percentages can be negoiated with your listing this is called a non-exclusive agency agreement. Meaning if you the seller brings your own buyer. you can negoiate to pay less per agreement. But if the agent is working both sides meaning you and the buyer take that into account.Thank you
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