You will get a lot responses here telling you that anyone who gives you a rebate isn't worth hiring. That is not necessarily true - we are a full service firm who also rebates a portion of our commission to all buyers and we are VERY good at what we do - but as Jane points out this is one of the most if not the biggest purchase of your life and it makes no sense to hire someone just because they give you a little back. Find someone who is really good at this and if they also rebate you something it's a bonus.
Most firms who offer rebates are discount firms that offer something less in service, and I would never use one of them as an experienced agent in your area can probably more than make up the difference in knowledge and negotiating skills
I am in NC so can't help you in 90025. This website may have someone who can:
You are looking for a desperate individual, who will be willing bo cut their fee just so they can make some money. Some money is better than no money, I guess.
Remember, you get what you pay for!
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Contractual and legal issues aside, if a Realtor gave you a share of their commission, that is likely going to be a bigger loss to them than if they negotiated a price equivalent to the amount of the rebate.
A lower sales price of the same amount as the rebate still gives you the same saving, and the realtor will be more motivated to get you the best deal.
Agents are not allowed to give REBATES back to the buyer. An agent can offer a credit to the buyer to offset closing cost. If the agent chooses to do so, it is done thru escrow. No money can change hands from the agent directly to the buyer in the form of a rebate, kick back ect. This is a clear violation of the code of ethics.
If you need closing cost help, your agent can also ask the seller to credit you some funds towards your closing cost, this too will be up to the seller to agree on , and is done thru escrow.
Best of luck to you.
Kawain Payne, RealtorÂ®
I am curious why you are looking for an agent for a rebate. Did you have a previous purchase that you may over paid and you looking for rebate?
Letâ€™s talk I am a very good negotiator.
Keller Williams Realty LA/Westside