Link to Trulia thread with 113 responses so far, including a few posts from The Real Estate Cafe about fee-for-service options:
Buyer Agents wanted on a fixed price basis.
Hard to believe that the former chief economist, of the National
Association of Realtors made this prediction more than a decade ago:
"The next major revolution in real estate will be fee based services
replacing the blanket commission pricing that has dominated the
industry for so long."
We use it as a tag line on each of our emails, and have offered
consumers a menu of fees & rebates since we opened in 1995. Wish
the Boston Globe had mention in their story, as we blogged a year ago
in this post:
Real Estate Rift or Rebate Envy?