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Old 01-15-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
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If you're contemplating paying the 800 why not go ahead and interview several different realtors with several different models. It's free and informative to meet multiple Realtors and then go with who you think is the best fit.
If I use a realtor, it will be $6000 in commission for him/her, no longer $800-1000. That's a big difference.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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If I use a realtor, it will be $6000 in commission for him/her, no longer $800-1000. That's a big difference.
I didn't know what the cost difference would be but go ahead and do it anyway. You aren't bound to hire them just for an interview so all it will cost you is 20-30 minutes and you might get some good information.

So that means you have a roughly 200k home I'm guessing? That's about a 2% difference in commission. If Realtor A charges 4% but his homes normally sell for 95% of asking price he, on average, nets his agents 91% of asking price. Agent B charges 6% but gets 99% of asking price he nets his sellers 93% on average. So the average client of Agent B would make 2% more even though they paid the higher commission. Capish? Interview a couple and hire the one that will make you the most money.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Thanks for the link. I did a search on this forum but came out with nothing. Your concern was the same as mine and the discussion at your link pretty much is the same in this thread.

I think the bottom line is, be prepared for the unexpected.
I did not have any concerns as I sold my home in March2009 via a flat fee broker listing, I was merely informing you of this fact. It can be done, it all depends on your resolve. I saved 3%, most people offer 2-2.5%, a lot of money in my book. It is worth a try provided you do your homework and are willing to invest time. Good luck.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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IDX sounds great.
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