Real estate can't get any easier than someone from out of state handing you a new listing and the buyer for it, right? A referral inquiry comes in and not only is the referring agent handing you a listing, but is handing you the buyer as well. Here is a copy of the latest email I received.
"We have a client that has a home in your area that he needs to sell, short sale. We also have a buyer (investor) lined up...he is aware of the time involved in a short sale, and is purchasing another one of our client's homes here in my home state. Would you be interested in the referral? We would ask for 25% each side. Let us know what you think."
Would you take it? As for me, I turned it down. I do list and sell short sales, but this type is not what I choose to risk my license for as it just oozes implications of fraud. Lately, I have noticed an increase of referring agents from other states calling me with this same or similar scenerio. What do you think ActiveRain? Do you accept referrals like this one?