I have looked at hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of closing documents of the past few years and can not find a single line labeled "Junk Fee."
Now every buyer and seller most certainly can point their finger at fees they don't want to pay, that however does not make them 'Junk Fees." These folks just want everything FREE!
If you have looked at your bank statement recently, you will see lines and lines and lines and lines of 'Junk Fees.' As with most consumers, "Junk Fees' only become important when their is a face to connect to the transgression. That is the magic of real estate. It matters not who is imposing the 'Junk Fees' it is always the real estate professional who receives the complaint.
So Val, let get serious and pinpoint the "Junk Fee" to which you object.
Did you voice your concern to the agent?
Did you agree to this fee when you hired the agent?
Is this a broker fee or an agent fee?
Is the fee originating from your agent, your agents brokerage, the listing agent, the listing agent brokerage?
Could this be a fee your agent is required to pay your lender. Some lender promote a rebate program that comes directly from real estate agent compensation. This agent may be be redirecting the cost to you since YOU may have fallen into the lenders trap and selected the lender.
Give us more information so we can understand if you are simply infected with the "FREE" mentality or if indeed the fee is unwarranted.
Wouldn't it be nice if everything was FREE! .........for me.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Scotsdale Bluffs, Dunedin Home Tour