Top real estate agents consistently get their clients the most favorable price, whether they’re buying or selling. For seller's agents, that means getting the asking price or better. This measurement is a percentage of the asking price.
Sales Price / List Price %
Top Agents = 101% (an average of 1% over asking price)
Average Agents = 95% (an average of 5% below asking price)
Top buyer’s’s agents are regularly able to get their clients into houses for less than the asking price. The stats translate to more than $39,000 in savings for buyers using top agents.
Purchase Price / List Price %
Top Agents = 86% of asking price
Average Agents = 89% of asking price
Reaching an agreement on a favorable sales price is a combination of knowing the value of the house, and in the case of a seller’s agent, setting the right asking price. The other element is exceptional negotiating skills. The proof is in the numbers.