Honestly, without knowing anything about your area, I can't tell you if it is true or not. However, I would definitely interview at least 2 other agents before you decide who to list with. All of them are going to have a slightly different view of the value and faults of your house, and a different idea of how they will find the "perfect" buyer. You should see which one meshes with your thought best. And the commission is part of it. If other agents say the same thing, go with it. Also, the commission is usually split in half, so by upping you that 1%, she upped her fee by .5%.