Dec 28, 2005

It's Ready

It's taken since Thanksgiving but we're finally prepared to put the house on the market. We were all set to sign on the dotted line with a realtor until my husband realized we had to pay them 6% of the total selling price (3% to the listing agent and 3% to the selling agent). He couldn't believe it! And I see his point. 6% of the money we actually walk away with would be fair...but 6% of the whole price seems outrageous. So I looked around for a realtor who charges less...and I found one! $1200 up front to the listing agent. But we have to sign before the end of the year because in 2006 they are no longer offering the flat fee deal. Why can't anything ever be easy?

It would be interesting to see how this all turns out if it wasn't my actual LIFE we're talking about. Sooooooo many decisions...a few more gray hairs.


Duke_of_Earle said...


Life's all about choices. Sounds like questioning the 6% deal was a good choice. I learned some years ago that real estate brokering is a highly competitive business, and thus fees are negotiable. (Ha! The things they don't teach us in schools!)

BTW, I liked your "someone is already disturned" comment the best!


P.S. Hope the place sells in a week! Then you can scramble to find a place to live.

Karyn Lyndon said...

Thanks for the "best comment" award and from your mouth to God's ears about selling in a week.