Are banks/lenders paying reasonable commissions to brokers on short sales?

Asked by Kimberly Berman, Jupiter, FL Wed Apr 16, 2008

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Shannon Moore…, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Wed Apr 16, 2008
It depends on what you call reasonable. The norm from what we've seen 2-2.5%. The pay is usually lower and the time spent is usually higher.

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Teddy Jagess…, , Wellington, FL
Fri Dec 4, 2009
Some pay the 6% and some do 5%. Some seconds will push for 4% even though it does not give them any more money
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Sheila O'Ban…, Agent, Spring, TX
Wed Apr 23, 2008
I am finding that the max they are willing to pay is 5%, I suggest in your listing that you put in agent comments that commission is 5 - 6 % depending what the bank allows. Also, be careful about additional liens on the property such as HOA fees and lawyer fees.
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JM, , Saint Petersburg, FL
Wed Apr 23, 2008
I have not had a problem with the banks. Just make sure to bring them a close to market value offer and they normally have no problem agreeing to what your sellers agreed to
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Sophia Peran…, , Madison, WI
Tue Apr 22, 2008
Yes, I've found that they will pay market commission ( 6%). However, for the amount of work that goes into putting a short sale together, they should pay us more. I like Mr. Whitehouse's recommendation.
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Tony Lyerly, , Reno, NV
Tue Apr 22, 2008
We have seen most at 2 1/2 each side. Our local board just passed a ruling that what is offered in MLS is what the Selling Broker must pay the Buying Broker. Banks should not be able to change what the original contract says.

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Michael Tols…, , 01440
Tue Apr 22, 2008
Yes the banks will pay what is typical for your area. So if your area is a 8% area then you will probably get that. However if your area is a 6% area and you ask for 8% you probably will not get it.
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Paul Whiteho…, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Tue Apr 22, 2008
Hi...Kimberly
Recently a colleague of mine listed a short sale at 8% and got it!. So i feel due to the amount of work required we should all list quite high as we can always negotiate down but rarely up.
Best Regards Paul Whitehouse.
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Lynn Pineda, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Wed Apr 16, 2008
Kimberly,

I've seen reasonable commissions of 5% being paid, I heard of sometimes 4%. Some Lenders will establish a set amount that they want to pay but it will be up to the agent to stand up for their commission and negotiate. .
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