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    I am trying to sell my house and have been talking to several realtors lately. Anyway, I spoke to one today that had an incentive that I have never heard of; they said if I go through them to buy my house, they will give me 1/3 of their commission. Has anyone ever heard of this practice?

    This seems like a great deal as I have the type of house and area picked out, so they would take me to the homes that I find on various sites, I buy the home and they give me 1/3 of their 3% commission. Am I missing something??



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    Re: picking a Realtor

    Quote Originally Posted by jt tailgater View Post
    I am trying to sell my house and have been talking to several realtors lately. Anyway, I spoke to one today that had an incentive that I have never heard of; they said if I go through them to buy my house, they will give me 1/3 of their commission. Has anyone ever heard of this practice?

    This seems like a great deal as I have the type of house and area picked out, so they would take me to the homes that I find on various sites, I buy the home and they give me 1/3 of their 3% commission. Am I missing something??
    I've heard of that, or similar. Competitive business, and they are being creative. They will get commission if they sell your house and if they represent you buying. Ensures doubling or some multiple, of their commission.



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    Re: picking a Realtor

    When you purchase a house listed by another Realtor they get a commission on the purchase. Which is shared with the listing agent. When you go directly to the listing agent you end up getting a better price in my opinion.



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    Re: picking a Realtor

    Rule #1- let the wife pick one (if applicable)

    Otherwise, every day it doesn't sell is your fault



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    Re: picking a Realtor

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Rule #1- let the wife pick one (if applicable)

    Otherwise, every day it doesn't sell is your fault
    Absolutely, the sign just went up in my yard today. My wife's company is relocating us so I've spent the afternoon doing the crap that the person my wife chose said would make the difference. Now I'm 12 beers deep.



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    Re: picking a Realtor

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    I've heard of that, or similar. Competitive business, and they are being creative. They will get commission if they sell your house and if they represent you buying. Ensures doubling or some multiple, of their commission.

    Do you think places advertise this or just tell you that on the side?



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