Sign Seller Exclusive Agreement? | 1% Commission OK?

Are you thinking of selling your house?

This is a follow-up video on another topic, how to sell your house with more offers, we have done previously.

Our team compiled a Sellers’ FAQ list and these are the top 4 questions

  1. Should I Sign an Seller Exclusive Agreement?
  2. Is 1% Commission okay?
  3. Is Home Staging Important?
  4. Can I be a DIY Seller?
seller exclusive agreement

Today, we are going to answer the first two questions.

📌 Question 1: Should I Sign a Seller Exclusive Agreement?

The common explanations for a seller exclusive agreement are:

  • Sellers only need to deal with 1 agent and
  • Exclusive agent will commit more time or resources to sell your property.

The reasons why sellers are against the idea of exclusive is that they are worried that they will be locked down for three months (i.e., the 3 months exclusive period). The owners probably felt that with multiple agents, there’ll be more buyers, which will lead to a faster transaction.

At the end of the day, I think the core issue is TRUST or rather the lack of it. My personal take is that, when you get more agents, you may get bigger exposure and sell the unit faster.

However, there is a high chance that the final transacted price might not be as high as when you engage an exclusive agent to solely market your unit.

Watch the full video for the pros and cons of having multiple agents

📌 Question 2: Is 1% Commission OK?

The market rate is 2% but we know that there are agents who charge 1% and even 3% for those more branded agents

If you have an agent who promises you sky high prices and charges only 1%, I think there are 3 questions you should ask him/her

Q1: Will your property appear on page 1 of the listing portals?

Q2: What will your property video look like?

Q3: Beside the listing portals, do you have Facebook or YouTube marketing plan?

Watch the full video for details

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Dennis Lim

Dennis has more than a decade of experience investing in real estate. Like many fellow Singaporeans, he grew up in a HDB flat with dreams to live in a condominium. Through careful financial planning & hardwork, this became a reality when he was 30. He now owns 3 private properties in Singapore and has helped hundreds of Singaporeans to achieve their goal of upgrading their homes in land-scarce Singapore.

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