When I got the call, at first I thought I would have a little rental referral.
Agent calls. Folks are in town to find a home. "I know this is short notice, but they need a rental and someone who knows the area to show them homes on their list."
Me: "How did they make the list?"
Her: "Through a property manager. But the property manager doesn't work weekends, so she just gave them the lockbox codes. I didn't feel too good about that."
I proceded to tell her that I can help her folks, but if she was looking for a 20-25-30% referral, most total rental commissions here run between $100-$150. Some as low as $25--$50.
At that point things cooled off fast. She couldn't get off the phone quickly enough.
So, was the concern about the lockbox code violation based on MLS rules and ethics, or was the commission too paltry to consider?
"Gave them the lockbox codes..." Can you believe it?