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$100 Commission Will Not Sell Your Home

Blog by Claire LeLacheur | March 23rd, 2010

I quite comonly come across new listings, these days, with this phrase in the Realtors comments:

"$100 comission is payable if Realtor is not present at 1st and all subsequent showings."

Quite frankly, nothing makes me more annoyed then this statement.

First - the Realtors comments are just that, only for Realtors to read. Personally if I hired a Realtor to sell my home and they put this in the Realtors comments without telling me - I would fire them on the spot. It would feel a bit deceptive.

Secondly - you hire a Realtor to represent you in the sale of your home. It is my duty as a Realtor to represent you to the best of my ability and this includes cooperating with all Buyers and Brokerages to get your home sold. I can't tell you how many times this has delayed the sale of a home, because I was representing the Buyer and had to make an extra special trip through the home with my Buyer because I couldn't let them wander through the open house - which is precisely what open houses are for!

Third - I fell these are the type of Realtors who can't see the forest for the trees. How many times have I knowingly helped another Realtors clients navigate a property, only for them to bring the other Realtor in at the last second. I have happily done this, because I would hope that one of my fellow colleagues would do the same!

What goes around comes around very quickly in business these days. $100 commission, if I am not attached to my Buyer at all times, won't cut it for me.

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