What a real estate agent really worth?? Shouldn't we pay these folks based on effort and time?In this market, we may lose $ when we sell our home, but do we we really need to pay 2.5 - 3% to each agent for the pleasure? I understand that they have some value, but if they spend 40 hours on the process, should they reap $35,000? I'd like to negotiate with my potential selling agent(s)....any ideas?May 10 2010 - South of Market00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.