bba: Sorry But The Co-Broke Commission Is Too Low For Me. - 01/23/13 11:15 PM

Hi folks. I read a blog post from Tricia Hoffman titled "Risking Your Client's Happiness Over $200."
Basically it's about an agent contacting the listing agent to ask for a higher co-broke. One of the commenters, Joetta #44 wrote:
"I wonder how all these listing agents who said the agent had a perfect right to ask for a better split would feel if they got an email from a buyers' agent asking for a higher commission than what is shown in the MLS." Ok. I'll bite :) I've been primarily a listing agent for 18 years. I do not split … (87 comments)

bba: How to Take Advantage of Struggling Real Estate Agents - 11/22/12 08:55 PM

Hi folks. This article is a response to,"How to Take Advantage of Struggling Real Estate Agents, as a Seller". I was going to write a post to address many of the comments about "I'll show any listing regardless of commission" and "I always put my client's interest first" but then I realized I had already written that post. So here it is.
Are you being honest with yourself?
First posted 2-24-2008

Here's a little scenario for you.

"Hi Broker Bryant. We saw your ad in the paper and would like to list our property with you."

bba: Why Should The Buyer Sign A Buyer Broker Agreement? - 09/20/12 12:30 AM

Because it's to THEIR advantage to do so! We need to be able to explain this to them.Hopefully this will help.

I received this email from a potential buyer:

You are right Bryant, I should not work with 2 Realtors at the same time and got a bit excited after reading your blog. It occurred to me you are more than an average Realtor (broker/listed agent) and may get a few properties ahead of everyone else and sometimes yet to be listed in MLS. There are few foreclosure specialists in Chicago area that work on fee based … (38 comments)

bba: So..does the co-broke matter? - 12/11/09 08:28 AM

This discussion has been taking place on AR since it's inception.
Some of my favorite responses are:
I don't even look at that until I'm writing the offer. We should never put our own self interests ahead of our clients. I show my buyers listings no matter what the co broke is, as it is our duty to our clients to show listings that fit their needs.  My question is....Why are agents so afraid to admit that commission does matter? What aren't you having these discussions with your Buyers PRIOR to them agreeing to hire you. How many of you, … (80 comments)

bba: How to get paid working with Buyers. - 07/28/09 11:09 AM
Watch Soooo good looking! in Entertainment  |  View More Free Videos Online at Hi folks. In this current market, understanding how we get paid and who pays us has never been more important. Everyday we have to deal with REOs offering low co-brokes and Short Sales where co-brokes can be changed at the last minute. But in spite of these things we want to be able to do a good job for our Buyers AND we want to get paid.
Now since this post will be about commissions, please let's not use specific percentages, we don't want to upset Sherman and his … (16 comments)

bba: What do Buyers think of a Buyer's Broker Agreement. - 03/26/09 01:51 PM
I wrote a post on Buyer Broker's Agreements a while back and lo and behold, the consumer showed up. Here are the comments that a Buyer left on my post. So this is just a reminder to be careful what you say and write. Unless it is a "Members Only" post the consumer can and will find it and read it. So don't get caught with your pants down. Also, I thought his comments from a consumer's perspective were excellent and sad. So read away. His comments are not edited in any way.
I read your post concerning BBA's and … (107 comments)

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