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1. Keep in mind that commissions are negotiable. Be sure to read that section of the contract before you sign. You can negotiate both buyers and seller agent commissions.

Does negotiating commissions have any effect on the sale price?

Salespeople sell what they are paid to sell. If the commission for the buyer's agent is lower on a property, it is less likely to be shown.

My MIL was part owner in a challenging property. The property was sold as is with an estimated $30K in termite damage and other issues. One comment was if it didn't sell in a few months was to increase the buyer's agent commission. It did sell within a couple of months.
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