Zillow Advice: Housing Market - Looking for an agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate you could be hurting yourself ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ you could be hurting yourself by discounting agents...call me I can explain...856.981.1617&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; if the home is over 300k then 5% is ok... if the home is under 200...agents will not be enthused and some may try to sell another home and may not email their buyers your home, hopes 200 to 300 depends....the agent who sells it get 3% and has to split that with their Broker...1.5 then fees, then taxes..ouch...&nbsp; but I can help you make the right decision...<br/>got more info...would love to help...Laura<br/> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-09-02T16:26:00Z As an agent, I believe that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ As an agent, I believe that 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing. I think most realtors I know feel that way and we will work just as hard if not harder in your interest for 5% as they would for 6%. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 03:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-31T03:02:00Z When you find an agent that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ When you find an agent that will cut their commission, be sure to ask them what services they will be offering. It is often human nature to do less when being paid less. Good agents are good at what they do and the money you are attempting to save could easily be lost by hiring an agent based strictly on their fee. Generally speaking, good agents are better at correctly pricing a home and better at negotiating on your behalf. In the end, you usually get what you pay for. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-31T02:52:00Z Don't reply to this. It needs ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ Don't reply to this. It needs to be deleted. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-19T17:45:00Z Most agents will work a deal ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ Most agents will work a deal with you if you are buying and selling with them. Just a thought. <br/><br/>Best Wishes! Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-19T07:28:00Z Everyone wants to save all ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ Everyone wants to save all they can especially on such a large investment as a home but using a Brokerage that will cut their commission will cut corners somewhere. &nbsp;To get the most showings possible it is always best to offer the Buyers agent 3%.<br/><br/>The National Brokerages take 1/3 &nbsp;of the commission, the government takes 1/3 so the agent gets 1/3. &nbsp;So please don't think that agents get the entire amount. &nbsp;With these National Brokerages you do get better exposure and marketing nationally. &nbsp;This is vital since we have an influx of families moving here from all over the US. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-16T18:16:00Z Just remember: You get what ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ Just remember: You get what you pay for.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Dangling participle aside, it's always true. &nbsp;Instead, interview some Realtors to find one who really knows what they're doing, has YOUR best interests at heart, and is someone you can work closely with on what is likely an extremely important transition in your life.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Don't skimp on the important things.&nbsp;<br/><br/>If you hit me off list and let me know where you're located, I may be able to refer someone to you. No pressure, just trying to help.<br/><br/>Best...<br/>Jen Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-16T14:00:00Z We would be willing to go ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ We would be willing to go lover than 6%. Lets get your details to determine what type of property are you looking for. Thanks in advance for your response. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-15T20:16:00Z "If you think it's expensive ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ <em><strong>"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, just wait until you hire an amateur."</strong></em> Red Adair<br/><br/>Agents who short cut on commission often short cut on effort. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-10T23:44:00Z Hi Flhema, I understand that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ Hi Flhema, I understand that when buying anything, it is natural to want to pay less, which it translates into more for your money! In real estate, depending on your market, less not&nbsp;necessarily&nbsp;be more.&nbsp;<br/><br/>In my market experience and with lots of homes in the market,&nbsp;competition is severe and paying less than 6 may actually hurt you. In&nbsp;today's&nbsp;hectic market, time is valuable for agents and buyers. The percentage of home that get shown is lower than on those with higher commissions.&nbsp;<br/><br/>In my market, if a clients NEEDS to sell a home FAST, we pay MORE than 6% to entice more showings that will result in offers that lead to closings!&nbsp;<br/><br/>Your area and selling situation may be different and I am sure you can find an agent that will work with you. When selling a home, there are so many other factors to look at, when choosing the best agent for your home!<br/><br/>Best of luck in finding an agent and selling your home!<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-an-agent/506194/ 2013-08-10T20:58:00Z