I'm hoping to sell an IP and seek advice about this. Being a long-term invetsor my last sale was about eight years ago and I have lost track of the market. The REA rates are coming in at about 2.2% including GST and not including marketing, which is cited as about $5000. I'm at a loss to see how $5000 can be spent, and suspect that the REAs are getting kickbacks. I'm happy with 12 weeks on a website and some flyers, costing about $1000 in total for both. One agent has offered to go down to 1.5% plus a percentage over my reserve. He still wants to spend $5000 on marketing. They're all keen on an auction and reject my wish for private sale. I like a private sale as the bidders do not know what the other bidders - if any - are offering. For variety, a Jenman company is asking 3% including advertising, with nothing paid unless a certain level is reached. This 3% is about $5000 less net to me than the other offers - if they sell at the reserve. So I might be spending $1-5000 on marketing for a possible sale that might give me $5000 more or paying 3% to obtain $5000 less, if it sells. Can someone please advise me if any of the above stand out as desirable or not? Also, is marketing on one website advisable, and if so, which one? TIA.