I am so sorry to hear of this very unprofessional situation you are dealing with. Here is the link to TREC
The Texas Real Estate commission
This is where you can place a complaint if need be.
The first step, however, is to talk to your agent and tell them you are uncomfortable with this and that you now have the info to TREC. I think this will solve it.
In Texas, All licensees work under a "broker." Advise your agent that you will talk to their broker if they can't come to terms with each other. If the broker is involved, Try TREC.
You should not have to witness this AT ALL!
Best of luck!
Remax / Lakelend
Sorry to hear about your worries. In most states you can't just cut the real estate agents out. However, if they have any issues about their commission, they do not need to bring it to you! They should complete the transaction and take care of the problem on their own time.
Again, sorry to hear that you are dealing with a problem that shouldn't be yours!
No, you can not deal directly it the owner if the seller has a contract with their agent.
Would you mind giving any details regarding what the specific issue is wth the commission?
Also, unless you're working on a complex deal (typically commercial), dealing directly with the seller isn't necessary. Even on complex, commercial deals where it's necessary to deal with sellers to handle certain issues, both the buyer and seller usually will interact via their proxies (ie their attorneys and brokers).
Just make sure that you do a good job of communicating what you want with your agent, and have your agent confirm that s/he understands your request.
The realty is the brokers should keep their dispute separate and handle it after the closing because essentially they are disputing over money that isn't even on the table (which quite frankly is shame on them). There is no money to dispute until closing so they should follow proceedings then.
Oh my oh my, how can there be a fight about something that shoud be so clearly pre-determined? And why in heavens name would they involve you. If this is causing any conflict whatsoever in your proceeding to closing you need to know that your agent has a boss too and that's his broker. Get on the phone with the Broker ASAP and stop the insanity. So sorry you had that experience with a real estate professional.
Unfortunately this does come up from time to time.
Ask the agents to set aside their differences regarding the fees and focus on helping the customers.
There are procedures where these disputes can be remidied after the closing.
The procedures vary from state to state.
If they are unable to set the issue aside you may want to contact your local board of Realtors and see how this would be handled in your area.
It will not cost you any money to do this.
Best of luck to you in your new home!
What's in the listing agreement??
nothing like a buyers agent trying to wrestle more money from the listing agent "..it's my buyer...." give me me me me or I'll take them somwhere else... greed.
The professional approach should be to set aside all differences until the transaction closes. At the very least, the agents should be protecting both the buyer and seller from this distraction.
As far as dealing directly with the seller. If you have an executed contract, it would be fair to assume the realtors are named as parties expressly involves in your transaction. Any effort to remove them would likely involve an addendum to the contract with which they would have to agree.
We would recommend contacting your agent's broker to explain you concern....one would hope that this would resolve the issue as far as you're concerned.
I would concerned right now and tell your concerns to the agent your working with and document it.
Talk to your Buyers Agent and express your concerns and make sure he/she clearly explains all the details to you. Your Agent works on your behalf.
Hope this helps. Best of luck.