Commission rates for real
estate brokerage firms average around 6% of the gross sales
price of the property. However, more and more brokers are
willing to negotiate that percentage in order to get your
listing. With the median U.S. price for an existing home around
$200,000, if you pay your agent 6% that is $12,000 and if you
are in a hot market where properties are moving rapidly you will
find agents willing to negotiate commission rates.