I'm selling a property in the Philippines which will likely sell for just over 100 million pesos. The realtor states that her commission is 5% and stated that it's not negotiable. First off, I believe everything is negotiable and 5% of the cost is too much considering the fact that the realtor will be doing the same amount of work regardless of the price. My problem is that I'm in New York and have no to little experience in this. The realtor I'm speaking of is working for the buyer. If I threaten to hire my own realtor to represent my interest won't they have to share the commission? If so I can use that as leverage to lower her commission to 3% and not use a realtor to represent me. Of course I'll have my own lawyer. Can I have your opinion regarding this matter?