Did she steal the client or did you not have one? I don't know about your state, but in our state, "procuring cause" is not necessarily the person that showed the home and all agency agreements are in writing. Did you have a written buyer agency agreement? If so, then that person may be liable to pay your commission regardless of whether or not the listing agent did. Since you're at the same office, talk to your broker.
I have had the opposite twice this year - I show my listing to someone without an agent, they then decide they need to hire an agent to represent them that I then had to pay - otherwise I risked throwing the deal out the window and I would not do that. I wish the law was "whoever shows, earns the commission"... but it's not.
Bottom line - be selective with your clients... and make sure you have their loyalty. When showing your listing know that you still might not get paid for both sides of the deal even if you are the reason that the listing sells.... more
On our MLS system it would need to be off the market for 90 days to refresh. I have worked on systems where it refreshes in a week, 2 weeks and a month. If you enter the address in a slightly different way it causes some systems to think it is a totally new listing. My opinion is what difference does it make how long it's been around? Do you like it? Is it worth the asking price? Then make an offer and don't worry if it's been on fro 1 day or 300000 days.... more
It has just open into pre-foreclosure status as of 10/26/09, it is in default for $9,591. It has not become available for sale as yet. I wll inquite of the owners if they are in a positon to sell.