If you think you were materially harmed in the transaction, then you need to refer to your contract as to the appropriate method of addressing that.
All the best,
It seems to me that your agent was more interest in his/her welfare than yours. You paid more than the asking price. Since agents get paid on a percentage of the sale price, your agent should have been very satisfied. Did you pay more at the urging of your agentâ€¦who then used that premium as an excuse to demand a larger commission? In any event, I found it very unusual that your agent made such a request and that the request was granted by the listing agent.
Why would the seller agree to pay $2,140 more commission instead of doing the full requested repairs? If the commission came from the sellerâ€™s agentâ€™s share, why did not the agent offer to credit you for the repair shortage instead of paying your agent a premium? Why did your agent not pay the difference for the premium that he/she extracted from the seller?
I would take up the matter with the agentâ€™s broker. What is the broker going to suggest to smooth this matter over before you tell all of your friends (and as many potential future clients of that brokerage as possible) about your agentâ€™s greedy and unsavory actions?
If your agent is a Realtor, your agent may be guilty of a violation of the Realtor code of ethics for not putting your interests ahead of his/her own.
Your sole interest should be, and should have been, BUYING the house.
You chose to pay $428, irrespective of any advice you received; you made that decision.
Your sole concern should still be the house.
There is a very old addage that in order for there to be a good sale; the Seller would have been willing to sell for less, and the Buyer would have been willing to pay more.
After the sale is consumated, you shouldn't dwell on what you COULD have paid; that is really sour grapes.
And how much the Realtors made is really "nun-your".
Nonetheless, congratulations on your purchase. Hopefully, you are happy with it.
This of course has nothing to do with the fact your offered was accepted and no unusual or additional funds were required. Please keep in mind, sellers are under no obligation to make repairs and are usually advised to negotiate the request for repair anyways.
Congratulations on your purchase, it could have been worse.