This is the second in the series of questions Real Estate Consumer Advocate Neil Jenman suggests you ask a Real Estate Agent before selecting one to sell your home.
How much commission do you charge?
Most agents will talk about ‘standard rates’ or they will say that the rate is recommended by the Real Estate Institute this is to soften the shock. Sellers should make comments such as:
· Is your fee negotiable?
· Have you ever reduced your fee for anyone?
· If you should ask me to accept a lower price than the price you have quoted me, will you also accept a lower fee?