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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

As listing agent I spend more on marketing luxury homes than median-price homes but that is about the product not the compensation. However I couldn't spend as much if the compensation was identical (flat rate rather than %).

Apr 06, 2015 05:32 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

My job is to help people to buy and sell homes.  Not to make a sale just for the $$$$ .   

Apr 06, 2015 11:03 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I have 5 LO's, they all make a lot of money, many companies attempt to hire them and no one is planning on leaving.

Apr 06, 2015 08:51 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I work the same for every buyer, regardless of the purchase price or the compensation payout.   Maybe I am old school, but I dont charge the buyers if or when it does not pay the full commission (usually short sales, REO, or limited/flat price listings).  I even tell them the properties that dont pay out the full %, so they know.  The reason why?  By the time buyers are ready to make an offer, there is a lot of trust.  Many times they want my opinion on properties, location, etc.  I wouldnt want them to think what I got paid impacted that advice (it doesnt).  Good question.

Apr 06, 2015 06:15 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I agree with Barbara Todaro. I don't think commission affect one's sales performance. 

Apr 06, 2015 05:24 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

commission has no impact on our sales performance.... none....

Apr 06, 2015 05:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The compenstion is the incentive to make the transaction happen. 

Apr 06, 2015 04:41 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Decades of research has proven giving someone a raise does not lead to better performance. What one agrees to work for often does lead to disappointment when the realization they devalued themselves surfaces.

Performance is better manipulated by focusing goals on those things that LEAD to compensation, but not the compensation itself.

Such as, "Let us work together to implement your "GLN" plan, as defined, and work towards setting a record of 10 listing appointments for you this month."

Apr 06, 2015 04:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably positively.

Aug 29, 2018 05:44 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Good answers here.

Apr 03, 2018 10:30 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida


Apr 06, 2015 06:07 AM