An agent can charge whatever they want to, as long as their broker agrees to it. But Yes, 6% is the going rate. I know it seems like a lot, but when you figure she will have to give 3% to the buyers agent, pay for all advertising of the home, signage etc... Not to mention, she will probably have to split her portion with her broker as well.
If SHE finds the buyer, meaning there is no other agent involved,, it is customary for there to be a reduction to 4-5%.
· 1 decade ago