I encounter many Realtor that have 2 sets of rules, although none are willing to admit it.
One set for themselves and one for Clients. I'm sure many of you disagree with my conclusions and I certainly understamd. I think if you look at it objectively, even in your own experiences, you will see the differences.
Let's take a look at just 2 examples.
1. Commisions: You're doing reseach for your client. the client wants to look at 8 homes in a community. You find more than eight and start to eliminate some to get the list down to the 8. In doing so the agent has 2 homes that APPEAR to be exactly the same, price, square footage, everthing, and even a better match than the other 6. The one difference is the commission. one has 2% and the other has 3%. which one do you think the agent will eliminate to get the 8 require?
2. Home inspectors: Would you use the same home inspectors to inspect your buyer's home as you would a property YOU were making an offer on? I've seen it myself, Agents using/recommending the "none deal killer" inspectors to inspect their clients purchase and a tough pain un the A..S inspector for their own purchase.
These are just 2 examples of ethic questions that we see fequently.
What are your thoughts on this and do you have examples of others?