Agents work incredibly hard to make it in the ever-changing world of real estate. We keep up to date on the latest market trends. We buy ourselves expensive courses and seminars to learn from top industry experts, and we even sacrifice our children’s weekend sporting events and barbecues with the family to show houses.
It seems like there is always something left on our growing to-do lists. And maybe this is just the way that real estate is supposed to be. However, I really believe that most people have no idea how many hours we work, or what kind of stress goes into working on deals that are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more!
The industry is currently undergoing some changes, and I think some of the new systems in place may make agents even more valuable. However, I think everyone has put up with clients who don’t really get what an agent does. I mean, I’m sure we’ve all felt like our work wasn’t appreciated from time to time. And on the other hand, sometimes clients are beaming with appreciation for our help and expertise.
The bottom line is that we are constantly on the clock, trying to make deals go through, guiding clients through key decisions, and helping our clients to get exactly what they are looking for in their real estate sale or purchase.
That’s why I absolutely never haggle on commission–it just isn’t worth it!
Clients are value focused, but also budget-minded.
Some clients will want or even demand that in order to get their listing you must reduce your commission.
My answer is always Continue reading “Why I Never Haggle on Commission Structure”