Real estate agents are more likely to bring up the commission or fee than clients.

  • Agent initiated discussion 39%
  • Client brought up the topic 31%
  • When brought up by clients, agents were willing/able to negotiate 87% of the time
  • Client knew fees could be negotiated but didn’t bring it up 18%
  • Client did not know fees could be negotiated 12%

Source: Texas Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers. View highlights from the report on page 16. Download the full 198-page report from > For REALTOR® Members > Research > Profile Reports.