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Another discount broker pushes in to Florida real estate market

3 percent to the buyer's agent -- means paying $18,000 in fees. Real estate agents have proven remarkably resilient, despite predictions that Realtors would go the way of travel agents and stockbrokers. Discounters such as Redfin have chipped away at the ...

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By Jeff Ostrowski - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ... Posted: 1:02 p.m

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Bernard Polselli has sold more than a few houses during his life, and when it came time to list his place in Palm Beach Gardens, he decided not to use a traditional agent

Instead, he sold the house through Home Bay, a new entrant to Florida’s real estate market that’s drumming up business by charging sellers a flat fee of $2,500.  Reflecting ongoing pressure on real estate commissions, Polselli says he often has used traditional brokers in the past – only to wonder what value they provided.

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