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Pam Wittenau…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL

What if seller wants to cancel listing of realtor and broker saves it, should they give the broker a higher Commission?

Asked by Pam Wittenauer, Fort Myers, FL Wed Jun 6, 2012

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Pam, the listing is between the seller and Broker. The seller is paying the Broker an agreed to amount in the listing - already.

I would expect no less of a Broker doing his job of supervising his agents and protecting his Brokerage. So are you asking if your split between your Broker should be adjusted? That is between the agent and the Broker employment agreement. If there isn't anything in the agreement, I would take my Managing Broker out to lunch, thank him/her and pick their brain on how to refine my skills as an agent.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 8, 2012
Hi Pam,

The brokerage has all the listings anyway and I believe they should be their to support their safe and assist when needed. Maybe give your broker a nice bottle of champagne with a note thanks for saving the day!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 8, 2012
If you're not obligated to, I say just dole out some goodwill to say "thanks, I owe you one and appreciate what you did." - Maybe in the form of some cupcakes or a note.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 8, 2012
Pam - just curious why you asked this question.
What is your position on this?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 7, 2012
Well, my broker considers it a part of his responsibility to assist me with my real estate transactions. He has not ever and would not ever ask me to pay him a greater commission split for doing so.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 7, 2012
I agree with Teta: My branch manager thinks of it as her duty to keep the agents who work at her office busy. Whether it's through marketing, answering questions, helping with a transaction or talking someone down from canceling a listing. Your broker is already compensated for doing their job. I don't think you need to re-compensate them for doing it.
Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012
Hello Pam,

I guess you feel that your broker coming to your resque with that seller should be rewarded?
I agree with other agents that brokers are there to support you, and this is not necessary.

However, a thank you card and possibly a small gift (something funny or chocolates) could help you feel better about your broker's listing saving efforts.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 7, 2012
The Broker in this question is simply doing their job. Why would they think their entitled to a larger share of the total commission.

Brokers in Charge are there to motivate, educate and support, not shake down the agents their responsible for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 7, 2012
Yeah... I don't get the question either. It's a brokerage agreement. The broker is supposed to provide brokerage services... generally through the designated sales person. Did you sell it? Without selling it , I suspect there is no commission to speak of anyway.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 6, 2012
Isn't it the job of the Broker to come in and help the agent with problems and issues that arise?

Why should the broker receive a "higher: commission for assisting an agent?
Doesn't the Broker get an override of the business that is done anyway?
It's in his or her best interest not to lose an office listing.

I suppose I don't really "get" your question!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 6, 2012
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