The listing agent will have the seller sign a addendum stating that they will only take the offer if the fee is included in the offer.
An office I used to work at would charge this fee and I refused to so because our job is about helping families not hindering the sale due to fees and personal profit.
Colorado is pretty country.
If you can give me the MLS number I be able t help you better. Trulia as good as it is, is not
the Official site where agent place their listings. I be glad to summit your concerns with the Board the "real estate agent" is associated with.
What you see in Trulia is a feed off the National Real Estate Multiple Listing services. I am sure you encounter, some listings on Trulia, that are no longer available to you. Agent, are not require to update their listing in Trulia, and I am not sure when Trulia does their updates.
Realtors, are require to place any status change in due time or they, and the Realtor Broker can be fine. Also if I come across any listing, as you mention, I am require to flag it as "troublesome" for investigation. I would not even mention and waste my time mentioning and showing the property to the people that place their trust in me.
Having said that, Brokers are require to review any submitted listings. Also, if in writing, the seller can give instruction to the listing agent as to what listings he wants to know about. Otherwise, the listing agent must submit all offer, even if it for 1 dollar, or otherwise agreed to, in writing from the seller.
As for the bonus, need more information about this. Sometime, a bonus is given to the buyer agent, if
he can get an offer, at a certain price. This is often seen, in the confidential part of the listing between agents, and not part of the public part. I personally, am not interest in these and I disclose this to the people that pace their trust in me. I will look into why such an offer was made, and again share this with my buyers I am working with..
If you like to get a true MLS listings of properties, or checked these out, and what they look like, please go to
Hope I was helpful Cindy. Have a great day.
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Example: A house is listed for $300,000. A seller could legitimately instruct the listing agent not to present any offers under $260,000. Now, a seller can't require anything illegal, such as instructing that no offers from a minority group be presented. But if a seller wants to say that all offers must include a $1,500 bonus, then (unless a Denver agent can cite something to the contrary) I suspect that the listing agent would be expected to honor his/her client's request.
The request strikes me as somewhat odd. And I'm guessing that most buyers would simply reduce an offer by $1,500 in order to provide that $1,500 bonus...so it's difficult to see how the seller is benefiting. But sellers aren't always logical.
Hope that helps.
Lets imagine the home owner advertised for an agent who would sell their home for $5.
Some desperate agent responds, but advises the owner..."I must have a minimal compensation of $$$." The seller says, "Get it from the buyer." Isn't it great! Sellers and buyers have options. Remember, everything is negotiable. It is now possible the buyer is supplementing the $5 paid by the seller with the bonus dollars. For a seller, this sounds like a GREAT IDEA!
The buyer must evaluate the value the property being considered, the 'bonus' cost and make a decision.
I've written many times. the costs a buyer will incurr is dependant on the real estate they select. There exists today, many real estate sales with similar requirments. You can thank the big banks for the evolution of these practices. It's been my position that homeowner should have EXACTLY the same options available to them that the big banks when the home owner wants to sell their home.
Buyers AND Seller have demanded more options in the buying and selling process. With more options comes greater complexity. I applaud the development of more options. Unfortuneately, such developments is not in the best interests of the majority of buyers and sellers.
More information is needed regarding the specific offer you describe.