After working 10 times harder on this deal than a standard deal, the short sale lender approves the deal but cuts the commission to way below the industry standard. My gut instinct is to pull the plug on the deal and do anything I can to make the deal fall apart just to punish the short sale lender. "Foreclose on this stupid property and stick it up your nose!!" I want to tell them.
But, of course, I can't do that to the buyer or to the seller or the title company that's worked so hard on this deal.
My point is: just because a short sale is a negotiation all around, us agents should somehow protest against the banks chopping our paychecks when our listing agreements are fully signed with the sellers for a normal real estate commission.