Questions about commission!

I read these thought-provoking statements in Inman news, the leading news source for Realtors. It is good to see Realtors themselves asking these hard questions.

“Why are typical commissions in Australia, Denmark and Finland 2 percent, and 1.5 percent in the U.K., yet 5.5 percent in the U.S.?”

“How do you explain, to a consumer, why it costs them three times as much to sell a $900,000 home versus a $300,000 home? How do you justify that $54,000 bill for selling said $900,000 home?”