As some of you may know, I haven't been on AR for a while. I'm getting calls about people wanting to sell their homes and from people looking for rents. Neither one of these have been prosperous. I'm still waiting on the buyers that are serious and want to start looking.
Today like other days, I received an e-mail from a prior client who now wishes to sell their home. They don' t have much wiggle room, and can't afford a 6% commission. This is understandable, and I'd be willing to try to work out something with them. That is, until I found out that they don't want a Realtor to represent them, they only want me to supply them with a MLS number. They would take care of all the showings, and work out negotiating the terms, ETC. They probably would be offering the buyer's agent a 2% commission.
My mouth fell to the floor, and I said to myself "You've got to be kidding me"? First of all, who in their right mind would work for ***NOTHING***!!!! That would be where a boss in the corporate world would say to an employee, we need to eliminate your pay so I can keep my cushy job. Better still would you mind helping me, by paying part of my salary?
Realtors have to pay into the MLS system, there are CMA's that need to be done. Plus in order to have a MLS number you need to be affliated with a Realtor/Broker.
Am I going crazy here? To me this is worse than a seller asking if you will take less for a commission. Has any other Realtor come across this scenario, or AM I JUST THE LUCKY ONE TO GET THESE E-MAILS/CALLS?
Would anyone work for nothing and chip in money as well, when you have your own bills to pay?
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Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas. Please visit me at www.CTrealtorMLS.com for all your relocation and/or local needs.
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