Inman News has a good article about the importance of using a professional real estate agent and the value they provide. I have to agree with the majority of what is written, but like any industry, you have good and bad people. That's why it's important to interview a few candidates, and ask friends and family for referrals. At The Terrier Group, we strive to provide our customers with the best customer experience in the business. I know we certainly provide a value for our service, and unlike what is stated in this article, our commission is generally 5 percent.
In the ongoing argument over the state of real estate commissions, I say long live 6 percent commissions. Technology hasn't replaced the agent, but it could help save the agent and justify the value the agent brings to the table if they choose to take on the challenge.