Most agents would have you believe that buying and selling real estate is complicated and very complex and so this justifies what we believe are the excessive fees charged by most agents.
NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
In fact as of June 15, 2018 the agent or team of agents that lists your home/property will not be allowed to also sell your home/property, it will have to be sold by another agent unrelated to the listing. The Government has banned Dual Agency unless there are extreme circumstances that prevent the buyer from having their own agent represent them.
This practice (double ending, limited dual agency) should never have been allowed in the first place and it has taken far too long for the government to stop this practice.
So now you have to ask the question why would you pay an excessive fee (7% on the first $100,000 and 3% on the balance of the sale price) to list your house/property when the listing agent can’t even sell your house/property.