How could they? We've worked together for over a year! I sold them an awesome house for 20% under appraisal. I found their parents perfect houses. They've either bought or are under contract for several investment properties. I even put one house under a sale contract in less than a month for full price. Do you know what they did???
They went to bat for ME with an online auction company!! I found a perfect investment property for them. The downside was I found it with three hours left to the auction. Instructions required me to register as the buyers agent no less than 24 hours before the auction ending. I missed the registration cutoff.
I could have kept quiet. No one knew about the auction except me. But the house was perfect for what the client wanted: price, condition, location. But if I told my client...no commission for me.
I immediately emailed him the information, then called him. "Here is how you register. I'm sorry, I can't do it for you but you can do it. Let me know if you need help." Low and behold, he was the high bidder! I am genuinely happy for them. It is a good investment opportunity as a rental, a good addition to the other properties.
When the auction company contacted him, he told them to contact me - that I told him about the sale but couldn't register because of the cutoff. He only knew about the property because of my efforts and to assign me to the file. And to all of our surprise - they did! The auction contacted me for my information and will include me on the transaction.
Now don't get all excited - this is one of those 1% commission companies. But still...my client remembered he has an agent that takes care of him. And he took care of me!
Thank you Mr Client. I appreciate it.