I Just Read A Blog That Made Me Go On A Rant!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 01519870

I was just reading a blog that made me go on a Rant! http://activerain.com/blogsview/399668/Buyer-Representation-Agreement-DonIt was about how one agent went to the trouble to help a perspective client find a home only to have them use another agent to close the deal. This is a really sore subject for me.  This just happened to me also. I would think that as a professional they could be a little more considerate to other agents. Obviously that agent that closed the deal was not a member of the Active Rain Community!  We refer and pay referral fees. We compensate other agents for their hard work. 

The client in this case had this agents information the closing agent could have and should have sent some type of compensation to her. After all Gas Is EXPENSIVE! Her time is valuable also Just as all of ours is! (Rant Over

Everyone look at her story. comment on it tell her how this makes you feel!Everyone Please get a Buyers agreement signed so do not have to experience this either

http://activerain.com/blogsview/399668/Buyer-Representation-Agreement-Don

Thank You Have a great Day

Comments (6)

Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow
The unfortunate thing is that there are clients that you will always come across that are just not loyal.  If you don't jump when they call they will go to someone else.  I cherish the clients who are true to you to the bitter end, they are worth their weight in gold.
Feb 28, 2008 07:40 AM
Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894
Why not use Exclusive Buyer's Agent Agreements?  I personally think that it's wrong, and the agents who do that are wrong as well.
Feb 28, 2008 07:41 AM
Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant
I have to agree with Ryan.  If you don't get a Exclusive Buyer's Agent Agreement you are dead in the water.  All you can do is rant.  Remember, your clients don't care about you.
Feb 28, 2008 07:50 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I learned my lesson long ago. Worked with a relo client through 3 trips into the area. On the last day of the 3rd trip they went out to meet the pool people for a quote. 6:00 rolled around and I phoned them, concerned that they were going away "homeless". Turns out their brother and his agent met them onsite and convinced them to go see homes by a builder they had refused to see with me. Result: they bought one with the other agent who had told them I would be compensated. I got a check for $100 and deleted the buyer's record in my database. Then I swore to ALWAYS use a buyer's brokerage agreement. On reflection, I cannot imagine being the agent that sent me $100. I would wake up every night in a cold sweat thinking about it.

Feb 28, 2008 07:51 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
I don't blame you for ranting.... we have all had situations like this happen, and it never gets easy...
Feb 28, 2008 09:16 AM
Mary Pichardo
Keller Williams - Mira Loma, CA

Thanks for all the heartfelt replies We have all had this happen.  Lets all resolve now to always use the Buyer Broker Agreement!

Mary

Feb 28, 2008 11:23 AM