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My partner and I are looking at homes in the Belmont Shores area. We are often in town at different

Asked by Real, Long Beach, CA Fri Jul 25, 2008

times and each had a different realtor that we favored to show us property. We are getting close to making our final decision and it has been brought to our attention by a friend that... we can not look at places with 2 realtors from different companies. He says that, if a realtor shows you a property and you make an offer with a different realtor, it will cause a big problem with commisions and who gets what. I am now so sorry that we started to look this way. We are now not sure who showed us which property to beging with and, we have decided on the realtor we want to work with. One of the ladies is not easy to work with at all. Is this really going to be a problem for us? Does it matter if a realtor shows you a property and you deal with someone else? The realtor we did not care for did not show my partner many properties. I dont feel as if we took advantage of her. ... at least, I really hope we did not.

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Peter Solomon - SRES, GRI, ABR’s answer
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As long as you did not sign a buyer's agreement with the agent you are not obligated to either one. Some Realtors will tell you that baloney that whomever shows the property is entitled to the commission, totally not true. Only exception again is if you signed a buyers agreement.

Peter Solomon
WG & Associates
Long Beach, Ca
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2008
No offense to any fellow agents but they should have gave you a buyers consultation and had you sign a exclusive agency contract. Anyways since you didn't and I don't expect you to know this it's their bad. Pick your favourite one and move in!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 27, 2009
The prior answers are correct. To make it easier on you let me know your email and I'll give you the tools to check first on your own. We can check out properties also and based upon being the owner/broker and a state licensed appraiser, you'll be given more accurate true value on the propertieds than the typical agent.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 26, 2008
First of all, you could use two agents to do the deal, even if they are with different companies. They would simply split the buyers side of the commiussion. I would have an open, honest communication with both Realtors since they both invested time in you. Let them choose...either split the buyers side commission and work together or choose a third Realtor.

Keep in mind that the Realtor that showed you the home is considered a "procurriong cause" and could very well be owed a commission. Don't panic. Talk to both Realtors.
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