Should I hire an agent willing to work for 1% commission?

Sally R.

Ola, ID

Do discount real estate agents do everything the full price ones do?
1 month ago | 128 views | selling a home
Answers (11)
Jessica Owen

Clark Real Estate Group

(8)

In most cases, discount agents do not offer as much as full price agents. Great marketing, photography, signs, print materials, etc are not cheap and on top of that, we are motivated by our income- that is how we take care of our family after all- so knowing that my clients are paying me well motivates me to go above and beyond for them in all aspects. However, I do know some discount agents that work very hard. I think you would just need to interview them and make a decision based on how you feel after, and make sure to read the fine print. Sometimes discount agents have hidden fees that make up for the gap in commission. Good luck with your sale!
1 month ago
Al Maxwell

eXp Realty

(60)

That is certainly up to you. The commission paid to the listing agent is split up in many ways. The agent usually has to share this with his/her broker first of all. Then the agent uses the remaining amount to market, list, follow up and a million other things behind the scene. (And pay Taxes)
1 month ago
Marty & Abby Champagne

RE/MAX Market Place

(33)

1%? Umm... How is that agent going to pay the buyers agent their commissions? or any advertising? This agent would be taking a loss. I see a red flag here.
1 month ago
Lynda Benner

HomeSmart Leading Edge

(16)

An agent taking 1% is not making a lot on the transaction. There is no room to properly advertise your home. Advertisement, professional photographers, virtual tours, etc all costs money. I would read the listing agreement carefully and find out exactly what the realtor will be offering before you sign the agreement.
1 month ago
Anne Kofsky

Coldwell Banker

(62)

I have never seen that. Discount commissions come with discount services. The old saying, you get what you paid for is very true.,
1 month ago
christopher scialpa

Easy Home Sales LLC

(1)

1% is a tuff number to work with, because we have to treat the buyers agent fair in order to help the sellers get what they are asking for.
1 month ago
Nicole Mayfield

Miller Homes Group

(8)

In most instances, if they are discounting their commissions that much, they are likely discounting they services too
1 week ago
Zakk Varughese

NextHome Realty Experience

(15)

In general, agents who are willing to work for 1% are those agents who are inexperienced. You want an experienced agent.
1 week ago
Tony Ayoub

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

(17)

These are discount agents they just salp the house on the MLS without a good picture or an open house, you need an agent that can bring you the most money, the commission is an investment, not a fee .
6 days ago
Tony Ayoub

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

(17)

These are discount agents they just salp the house on the MLS without a good picture or an open house, you need an agent that can bring you the most money, the commission is an investment, not a fee .
6 days ago