I was on another community web site the other day and found a topic that made my blood boil thinking what I would feel like doing if I was in this position!
I am not sure of the original author of the paragraph, but it is as follows.
"I had a student ask me a question the other day that has me thinking, and I'd like other input on it. As a buyer's agent, she went to show a listing in the MLS, listed through another company. It was a scheduled appointment (listing agent knew she and her client would be going through the house). Throughout the house were, for lack of a better term, 'ads' promoting the use of the listing agent as a buyer, e.g. "Buy through Agent X and receive up to $10,000 in benefits!" "Buy though Agent X and get a free home inspection!" All of the information indicated that these benefits were available only if the buyer uses Agent X. She asked: isn't this a violation of Article 16--I'm in there with my client, and the listing agent is trying to entice my client to dump me and go with him...so..what do you guys think?"
I have not seen such a blatant attempt to lure clients away as this person has in my life. We do have certain companies that are "discount" brokerages that do that in an attempt to lure customers towards them. But the discount/giveaway tactics are usually outside the home that can be used for any potential customer, so I don't really have a problem with them. To put them inside the house where they know that OTHER agent will be showing the property is pathetic.
Have any of you come across this?