Zillow Advice: Selling Process - Would any realtors accept 4.5 - 5% commission? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Your question posed is will ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Your question posed is will "any realtors" accept 4.5-5 % commission? Realtors are independent contractors and depending upon the agency stipulation, there is possible agent flexibility but it depends upon the agent. And then it also depends upon the location within the USA. It is unfortunate however that many sellers focus on what, in the scheme of things, may be a much smaller amount than picking an agent or agency that can deliver the proper marketing, the hands-on involvement and respect of other agents locally to garner you the best price possible which comes from honest advice. It involves pricing accurately to begin with, recommending staging that will enhance the marketing, and so much more. And that emanates from a respectful partnership between all parties.&nbsp; Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-12-14T15:50:00Z Depends on the market value ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Depends on the market value of commissions in your market. In Oregon, it's 5-6% total. That's split evenly between selling and listing agents. If you want to save that money, you can sell yourself, but it is involved and challenging. If you are considering this option, there are resources available to you to learn if it's the right choice. <br/><em><br/>[promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-12-14T00:48:00Z Yes of course it is negotiable ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Yes of course it is negotiable and to echo many of the responses on here you should definitely know what you are getting in return for the amount you are willing to pay. Taking a picture, putting it online and having a sign in the yard is not all it takes to sell a home so you will have to ask yourself "what is most important?" selling your home with a laid out marketing plan and strategy or simply listing it for as little cost as possible and "hoping" it sells (Hope is not a strategy). In the end if an agent takes the listing at a reduced commission and their efforts or lack-thereof do not result in the sale of your home it won't cost you a dime in commission. &nbsp; Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-12-13T18:38:00Z You can do that, but the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ You can do that, but the inventory of homes available to buyers has grown quite a bit in the last few months. &nbsp;It's much harder to get homes sold because of the large inventory - I know I'm investing a lot into my listings with professional pictures, newspaper advertising along with a lot of paid online advertising as well as open houses. And I'm seeing more &amp; more sellers offering bonuses in addition to the 3% for an agent to bring them a buyer.&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;Plus, selling a home isn't just about the advertising. &nbsp;It's how the process &amp; negotiating is handled during the process to ensure that you are protected as a seller and your home actually gets sold. &nbsp;There's a lot more to selling a home than most sellers realize.&nbsp; Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-11-26T21:36:00Z Yes Realtors will work for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Yes Realtors will work for a "variety" of commissions ! Commissions are negotiable and usually vary depending on what services you need from your Realtor. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-11-23T14:47:00Z Nobody seriously thinks it's ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Nobody seriously thinks it's fixed by the industry, but it may lawfully be fixed by the brokerage or the agent. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-11-23T06:25:00Z Commission are always negotiable, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ <p>Commission are always negotiable, but your biggest concern should be your bottom line. Hopefully your profits, and someone who</p><p>you feel comfortable and that can provide the service that you are looking for. If you are looking to sell fast, you might want to</p><p>find out what techniques and results that agent provides.</p><p>Some can do more than others.</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-11-22T23:38:00Z Commissions are negotiable ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ Commissions are negotiable and not fixed, as that would be price fixing and that is illegal. The commission is negotiated between the listing broker and client and agreed to in writing in the listing agreement so that all parties are aware of what is being agreed to.<br/><br/>It is up to the client to push for a cheaper commission if wanted and it is up to the agent to explain their own value as to why they believe their time is worth "X" amount commission that is being asked for. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-11-18T22:06:00Z You are absolutely correct ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ You are absolutely correct SteadyState. Commissions are not fixed. These agents are merely demonstrating their pressure negotiation tactics. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-10-01T00:04:00Z I thought commissions were ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ I thought commissions were not fixed and negotiable. It appears to be fixed by implicit agreement among the agents Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-any-realtors-accept-4-5-5-commission/504204/ 2014-09-30T23:51:00Z