In my opinion!
In my opinion the easiest way to reduce stress during a real estate transaction is to take the emotion out of it and simply treat it as a business transaction.
In my opinion it does not make sense to do so. The buyer’s REALTOR® knows if his or her buyer does not buy one particular property they will buy a different one; therefore, there is very little incentive for a buyer’s REALTOR® to lower his or her commission to pull a particular deal together.
There are 1230 REALTORS® in Victoria, B.C. The mathematical odds are your listing REALTOR® does not have a buyer for your home, but rather one of the other 1229 REALTORS® does.
Most real estate contracts, for example, are written as “$600,000 including all appliances,” however, should we be writing them as “$595,000 and buyer agrees to pay $5,000 for appliances.” The problem with writing a purchase price including appliances is the buyer is pay 2% property transfer tax on appliances, which are not fixtures to the home. Does that make sense?