However, we must be alert that we do not fall prey to 'limited service' providers who choose to take advantage of cooperative agents. That's one way to afford a rebate, by not taking the buyers out at all. This is not limited service but deferring costs to the unsuspecting.
If an agent I know or have heard who is of good reputation makes such a request. the answer will always be yes.
This scenario, however, is very much like the urgent buyer sitting at the curb of your listing. "I really want to see this house! I will be catching a plane back to NJ in 3 hours. Please show it to me NOW!!"
They never buy. Even if they wanted too....their agent is out of town!
My dad always reminded me, "If its worth doing, it's worth scheduling." He gets smarter as I get older.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Chat real estate on: http://www.RealEstateMadeEZ.us
I also met the customer of another agent at my office on the day my father died and rewrote the contract for one of my listings because she had so many errors on it. I couldn't even complain to the broker because it was his girlfriend.
Ahhh, the life of a real estate agent.
La Rosa Realty
Second, if the agent sending the customer requests this repeatedly, then I would not be as flexible to show.
If you're on a team, it's easier to get someone to cover. If you're flying solo.....much more difficult.
Boca Raton, FL
Because it has happened rarely, I extended that courtesy because it is our job, as a listing agent, to do our best to sell the property.
In these instances I tell the other agents that I am aware that these customers belong to them, and that if these customers indicate interest, I will tell them to ask their agent to contact me. After all, these customers would not have looked at my listing unless their agent had suggested it.
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
If an agent has a conflict, I will do everything I can to assist in any way whether it is to show a house or hand carry documents to their client. We all need to work together for the same end, the best interest of our client.
Wendy, I am curious if you found any issues during the home inspection and if there was any negotiation that needed to happen. I am wondering if the other agent had any involvement at all and if not, why would she get paid?
I treat people the way I want to be treated. I know there are a lot of pt. time or lazy agents out there but I always try to give the benefit of the doubt. I don't have a team but do trust a few agents I work with and we cover for one another if away. I am sure if this happened I would do the best I could to represent my client and hope the impression holds.