Confessions of a Real Estate Agent: She Spills her Guts to Sellers

Pay for Expertise, but not for Basics
Sara says there is no standard real estate commission, and they’re all negotiable. “I charge six percent. There are a ton of brokerages that advertise lower rates.” She says that if a seller only wants the basics: a sign in the yard, a lockbox, a listing in the MLS and a brochure, then that seller might not need a full-service realtor, since a seller could pay