Ask a Broker: Is 7% really the “Standard” Commission in Texas for Selling a House?

February 14, 2018 The concept of a “Standard Commission” rate is a total misnomer, and reflects a common misunderstanding amongst consumers and Sellers when it comes to selling a home. Short Answer:  Hell No!  Plain and Simple, ALL Commissions are Negotiable.   Here’s a real life example: I was sourcing for some great local agents to… Continue reading Ask a Broker: Is 7% really the “Standard” Commission in Texas for Selling a House?

Ask a Broker: What is the Standard Commission for Selling a House?

February 7, 2018 The concept of a “Standard Commission” rate is a bit of a misnomer, and reflects a common misunderstanding amongst consumers and Sellers when it comes to selling or buying a home. Plain and Simple, ALL Commissions are Negotiable.   This is from the Federal Trade Commission‘s Website, and their study on Real Estate… Continue reading Ask a Broker: What is the Standard Commission for Selling a House?

Ask a Broker: How much Commission does a Real Estate Agent make on a Sale?

February 6, 2018 How much commission fee does a real estate agent make on the sale of your home?  Unless you have negotiated the commission fee that you will pay your Agent, you can assume that in most parts of the U.S. that you will be paying 6% of the final negotiated Selling Price of… Continue reading Ask a Broker: How much Commission does a Real Estate Agent make on a Sale?

Ask a Broker: How is a Real Estate Agent’s Commission Calculated?

February 4, 2018 How is a real estate commission fee calculated?  Unless you have negotiated the commission fee that you will pay your Agent, you can assume that in most parts of the U.S. that you will be paying 6% of the final negotiated Selling Price of your Home. In every state that I am… Continue reading Ask a Broker: How is a Real Estate Agent’s Commission Calculated?

Ask a Broker: Can you Negotiate a Real Estate Agent’s Commission?

February 2, 2016 Can you negotiate a real estate agent’s commission rate fee?  In a word, YES!  Do most consumers/Sellers know this?  NO! Real estate commissions are part of the Seller’s “Closing Costs” when you sell your home.  The commissions are paid through the Escrow closing process, and will be paid out the funds from… Continue reading Ask a Broker: Can you Negotiate a Real Estate Agent’s Commission?

Ask a Broker: Can you Negotiate on Real Estate Commissions?

February 1, 2018 Can you negotiate real estate commissions?  In a word, YES!  Do most real estate Sellers know this?  NO! Real estate commissions are part of the Seller’s “Closing Costs” when you sell your home.  The commissions are paid through the Escrow closing process, and will be paid out the funds from Selling your… Continue reading Ask a Broker: Can you Negotiate on Real Estate Commissions?

Ask a Broker: Are Real Estate Commissions Negotiable?

January 23, 2018 Are real estate commission rate fees negotiable? In a word, YES!  Do most consumers/Sellers know this?  NO! Real estate commissions are part of the Seller’s “Closing Costs” when you sell your home.  The commissions are paid through the Escrow closing process, and will be paid out the funds from Selling your home.… Continue reading Ask a Broker: Are Real Estate Commissions Negotiable?