Smart Commission Options For Sellers


1% Listing Commission

Includes a professional posting in the Multiple Listing Service along with the services outlined in the chart below. Although negotiable, we suggest a 2.5% commission to the buyer’s side agent bringing the offer you accept. In this example the total commission would equal 3.5% (1% to Spicer plus 2.5% to the buyer’s side agent).


2% Listing Commission

This option includes everything from option 1, plus some extra help where needed. For example, we’ll assist coordinating junk removal, handyman services, painters, contractors and staging. Option 2 includes relieving you of the time consuming hassle of meeting contractors at the property especially if you’re out of town or at work. For Option 2 we suggest a 2.5% commission to the buyer’s side agent bringing the offer you accept. Your total commission would equal 4.5% (2% to Spicer plus 2.5% to the buyer’s side agent).


3% Listing Commission

Most often used by homeowners and institutions looking for a traditional approach to selling their property. These might include banks, trusts or out of town homeowners who are not comfortable using technology to communicate and sign documents. Our traditional approach includes all of the services outlined below along with complimentary 30 day staging for a 6% total commission rate.

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1% Listing Commission

2% Listing Commission

3% Listing Commission

Service Comparison Chart

Opt 1 Opt 2 Opt 3
Market analysis and home staging advice X X X
Listing posted on major portals, broker sites, and MLS X X X
Professional photography & virtual tours X X X
Sign, secure lockbox, and printed brochures X X X
Open house as needed X X X
Scheduled showings at times convenient for you X X X
Provide post-showing feedback X X X
Provide updates on listing inventory and market conditions X X X
Prepare and review paperwork with clients X X X
Coordinate and guide you through all aspects of the transaction X X X
$395 Broker admin fee paid only at settlement X X X
Assist in coordinating contractors and oversee projects when needed X X
Coordinate professional staging for your home X X
Matterport virtual tour, virtual staging and branded property website X X
Complimentary staging for the first 30 days X


The one size fits all traditional commission model doesn’t work for all sellers. At Spicer, we tailor our commission options to fit your needs. Choose the program that works best for you. Sellers in today’s market want transparency when it comes to understanding the home selling process and commissions. They know their needs may not be the same as their neighbors. Ask yourself this question: What’s the value of having a listing broker to you? Smart sellers consider their options carefully before signing a listing agreement to sell their home.

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