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As a buyer I have had my agent move to another office and the deal was finished with the broker working for me instead of the agent.
Stevens Point, WI
The agent can only work for ONE broker.
If agent changes offices, they no longer work for the old broker or own any of their deals.
Of course that can be changed by what the office policy manual says and agreement of BOTH brokers...the new broker and old broker.
If I fired an agent, they did not get to finish what they were working on. They did however get paid something on it as did the new agent.
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
I have not.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
No; that is highly atypical since when that happens, the original listing agent i giving up a huge share of their commission.
Yes I moved office and the brokerage insisted another agent finish up. I tagged along and did all the work anyway, then I had to forgo my commission. Glad I was already leaving it cemented my decision. I would not have minded sharing but got zip. The deal closed smoothly.
Fred Griffin No, I've never had this happen. I have worked some commercial deals where two or more agents shared the listing. I never knew which one would show up.
Yes & it's very awkward.
It happens. All listings are the broker's. Listing agent leaves, broker takes over and or assigns an agent.
Maybe once, Fred...
I have heard complaints on this...Its doable but controversial with fraught
I have not, but good luck, it is a beautiful home.
It should still work.
yes, I hope, it is an improvement in your situation. Good luck.
I've requested the Broker take over the tranasaction a few times due to agent incompetence.
Yes once. I was purcahsing an investment property out of state and my agent was hospitalized.
I have, and it was a pain.
Sure a few times-once when I refused to work with an unethical agent and my sellers sided with me. It can work both ways.
Yes and i am dealing with it now. Time will tell but i find myself doing everything now, but at least it is getting done and will close
No, I have not had that experience yet but I can see how it would happen.
We have had listings reassigned to us by our Broker when the original listing agent wasn't working out for the Seller...
Ugh...That's a nightmare. This happened to me. I left a firm and the Broker sent letters to all my listings saying, "I'll be representing you now." All of them terminated their listing agreements and once they expired all of them had new MLS numbers. It's. A. Nightmare.
I hear it happens, rarely though. Never been in that situation.
I have had that happen when the agent got called out of town on a family emergency or moved unexpectedly.
It has not happened where I changed areas, but I have been involved where agents have disappeared or been pulled from teh deal
I have had only Brokers bring the sale to closing when this happens and would gladly accept another agent's assignment if necessary. No problems!
I have currently taken over a deal for one of the agents in my brokerage due to seller/agent issues. We will close, hopefully early next week, and will be happy to have this challenging deal behind us!
Not for me, but I have done it in the past - wasn't a good situation after wards though - grats on the sale Fred Griffin
Nopt sure but I believe so although the listing stayed with the existing broker.
Yes, same sort of situation.
Hope it goes well, Fred. Never had this happen...yet.
you can always communicate with the broker/owner if the assignment is more than agent #2 can handle!!!
Yes. In Pennsylvania the listing is with the broker not the agent. If the agent leaves the broker the listing stays with the broker who will assign another agent to take over.
Does the original agent get paid? It depends on the broker.
yes but on Buyer side, not Listing Side, Broker finished the transaction.
Interesting. Good luck with the transaction.
No, I have not.
However, should such occur on a statically relevant number, the importance of the real estate agent may become apparent.
This is a good object lesson for newbie agents. When you sign that agreement with the broker, make sure you understand just how the broker can hurt you.