Are we as agents getting greedy charging buyer's agents with high MLS fees?

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Real Estate Agent with Signature Realty & Associates

Could not help myself with this image....if it would work I would use it and go back......I wonder what happended to the days when we as agents only charged a minimal MLS fee or better yet none at all.  It makes me sad, when I go onto the MLS and see fees that are over $300.00 and have actually seen them as high as $500.00.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!  What ever happened to a little professional curtesy, and actually what is right for the seller?  Not only are you earning an average of 3% on the sale, now you are dipping into the other agents pockets for more?  I find it just sad.  What are your thoughts out there? 

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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Boy....I have to say, I have NO idea what you are talking about. So I'm going to watch this a bit and see. We must not have these fees out here. K

Jul 22, 2010 08:12 AM #1
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Andi Grant
310-508-4354 | FirstTimeHomeBuyerRealEstate.com - Los Angeles, CA
Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA!

Karen - I was just thinking the same thing!  Nicole I'm in CA and I do not believe we've been hit with this...yet.

Jul 22, 2010 08:14 AM #2
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Gabriela Agostinelli
RE/MAX100 - Leonardtown, MD
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we dont charge this MLS fee here in MD. Not that I'm aware of...

by the way, I hope my son doesn't see this picture because it can give him some ideas... lol

Jul 23, 2010 03:52 AM #3
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Nicole~  Buyer or selling agent, the fees are the same.  Everyone pays or you don't get to use the MLS.  I am not sure what you are talking about here....

Jul 25, 2010 07:19 AM #4
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Garth Jones
Prudential Tropical - Valrico, FL

I also am not happy about this little trend upwards in these fees, however, they are negotiable before you put in a contract.  When you make your showing appt., or if your client is interested in putting together an offer, contact the listing agent and get an agreement, then get it in writing.

Good Luck.

Aug 05, 2010 03:22 AM #5
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