surprise from realtor -- did I scam myself??
I have been interviewing realtors to sell my house, but haven't chosen one yet and property is not listed yet. Yesterday one of them called and said she had a potential buyer and wanted me to let her show this couple our house since they happened to be in the neighborhood. She had me sign a contract for a one-time showing -- the contract said I'd still have to pay her 6% commission if they bought it. Is this common practice? Should I have bargained and said "hey, you haven't done anything to market my house so how about 4 or 5%?" Was I dumb to sign that contract for 6%? The couple liked the house but haven't put in an offer. Thank you!