CBGundaker rate is 6% to 7%
Minimum commission is $3500 for homes under $50,000
Allowed for properties over $500,000 is 5.5% or 5%

Commissions are negotiable.
I'll be happy to discuss commission upon seeing your property.
Reduced commissions always offered on higher priced homes.

We'll negotiate depending upon the saleability of your property. I am one of the Top 10 Listing agents in my market area. From 2014 to 2017 I've taken 108 Listings - only 8 did not sell - only 8% that didn't sell. Ask a competing agent for their track record. My marketing strategy gets my listings sold.

Finding a Realtor who charges the lowest commission, does NOT necessarily net you more money. An experience agent who is a skilled negotiator may easily be able to get $1000 higher sale price. I have a list of skilled reasonable repair contractors that may save you a few hundred dollars. I once had 2 roofing companies where there was a $1200 difference in bids. I have sold over 1200 homes!

As you can see below, on lower priced homes a commission reduction does not provide significant savings. As does many other brokers, CBGundaker charges an additional amount on lower commission rates. $350 added to the total commission for listings taken at 6% or lower. Here is amounts saved at lower commissions and examples take into account the $350 for 6% and lower rates:
 
                                   From 7% to 6.5%        From 7% to 6%
$75,000 sale price......... $375 less                  $400 less, only $25 less than 6.5%
$100,000 sale price....... $500 less                  $650 less, only $150 less than 6.5%     
$125,000 sale price....... $625 less                  $900 less, only $275 less than 6.5%         
$150,000 sale price....... $750 less                  $1150 less
$180,000 sale price....... $900 less
                 $1450 less
$200,000 sale price....... $1000 less               $1650 less
$250,000 sale price....... $1250 less               $2150 less
$300,000 sale price....... $1500 less               $2650 less
$400,000 sale price....... $2000 less               $3650 less

Over $500,000 - 1.5% to 2 % Lower (plus $350)
                                   From 7% to 5.5%        From 7% to 5%
$500,000 sale price....... $7150 less               $9650 less
$750,000 sale price..... $10900 less             $14650 less
 
We get top dollar when offers are received shortly after going up for sale. Offers will be closer to list price in the first few weeks. Offering competitive or a better buyer commission is a marketing strategy. It assures us more showings resulting in a quicker sale and thus a higher sale price. For a home that is not selling, a typical price reduction is $3000 to $5000. A higher commission may help to get offers before having to reduce making it not worth the $350 to $800 saved with a discounted broker - this Realtor often ends up netting you much less than the commission saved.

Here are commission rates typically paid by sellers I represent:
    7%      for properties under $130,000
   6.5%    for $130,000 to $190,000
    6% *   for over $190,000
   *CBG charges $350 additional commission for listings taken at 6% or lower.

BUYER PAYOUT:  I follow the traditional payout to your buyer's agent, which is 45% of the total commission:  7% = 3.15%....   6.5% = 2.925%....   6% = 2.7% commission payout to the buyer side of the transaction. CBGundaker's Listing Agreement states in writing the payout that will be advertised to buyer agents. Beware of a competing Realtor that takes your Listing at 7% or 6.5% and only offers the buyer's agent a 2.7% payout. This practice increases the commission your listing agent gets while you lose the benefit that a better buyer agent payout provides. If interviewing with a competing company, be sure to ask what their advertised buyer payout will be.

Based on research conducted by the National Association of Realtors and published in the New York Times on Jan 5, 2005, using a Realtor nets you 16% higher than selling By Owner. So hiring a Realtor for 6% to 7% is a good investment. A Realtor with a large company utilizing their advertising dollars and resources, will get your home market exposure a hundred-fold more that what you could do on your own, thus resulting in a quicker sale. Realtors provide an important service to the community. Consider a seller transferring out of state who has a $1200 payment on their current home. If a Realtor sold the home 4 months sooner than the by-owner, $4800 in payments would be saved for the transferee who had already moved out of town.

Selling your home using a Realtor nets you 16% higher than selling For Sale By Owner.

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Steve Studnicki
Steve Studnicki
Broker Salesperson