You get what you pay for?This point is brought up so frequently when discussing FSBO's and/or flat fee/limited service brokerages that it begs further and expanded discussion in order to fully appreciate costs as they relate to expected services from traditional or full service brokerages and the agent.Agents often defend commissions by pointing out how little they themselves actually receive as a total percentage. The most commonly expressed example has them splitting the 6% with another brokerage leaving them with 3% that must now be split in half, leaving them with just 1.5% before business related costs.If you get what you pay for, is an accurate statement, then most certainly it must be true that hiring an agent that works on a 50/50 split with their broker would effectively mean the consumer is getting far less for their money than had they selected an agent who gets 70%, 80% or more from their broker. May 09 2010 - US2YesReport 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.