What works in one locality does not necessarily exist or works in another.
A website dedicated to researching the differences and the reasons different markets have different working systems. This will help you avoid mistakes, and also find opportunities.
Make your agendas are more inline with each other.
Make a large part of the commission dependent on how close to the initial estimate the final price is. This will ensure a more accurate initial estimate and counteract the incentive for the agent to sell quickly cheaper (instead of waiting for a better price.)
You invest in one or more income producing asset (like real estate) that you don’t have the time or inclination to manage.
A management service that for owners of a small number of real estate assets, that takes care of everything for a cut in the income.