It sounds about right to me. I know of a local agent who has been selling for 1% plus advertising but most are around the 2-3%. Just check if they are including GST in what they are quoting and if they allow flexibility with marketing costs.
Keep in mind everything is negotiable, including commissions.
Choose your agent carefully because even though to a certain extent, I agree, houses sell themselves - a good agent can often get those extra 1000's out of buyers!!
advertising was extensive, and ended up paying around 4,000 for advertising in total inc dusk photo's, bigger board, solar light, premium internet, premium brochures, floorplans, and big agent hoarding board on their shopfront
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