When it’s time to sell your home, one of the first, and most important, choices you’ll make is whether or not to use a real estate agent. Of course, that decision will necessarily be influenced by the cost of doing so, and the service you can expect to get in return for the fees you’ll pay. To make matters a little more complicated, California real estate commission rates are no longer one size fits all. You could go with a flat-fee service, a discount brokerage, or a full-service firm. The costs for each can vary widely for sellers, making it worth your time to compare the options carefully. But, remember that the old adage is often true: Sometimes, you get what you pay for.