Quote Originally Posted by Diny

Then - the local real estate agent (who lives in this village) called by to see us to offer his 'help'. At first we told him 'no way' but after abit of back and forth we decided to give him 4 weeks to list our property. We wouldn't agree to anything up front and told him that if he did get a sale then we wouldn't be paying any stupid % rate of the price, we told him what we were willing to pay him by the means of a flat fee. I have to admit he was taken aback by this, but we didn't really care. He had 2 choices - take it or leave it. We were in no hurry to sell.
Way to go

Gotta love your negotiating skills!