Asking for a raise in commission

Real Estate Agent with DeCoursey Real Estate Group

"I have to have a raise in my commission," the agent said to his manager. "There are three other companies after me."

"Is that so?" asked the manager. "What other companies are after you?"

"The electric company, the telephone company, and the gas company."


I thought this was appropriate and funny at the same time during the slower market that is being felt around the country.  I actually spoke to someone in the UK yesterday and they said our slow down has also caused a slow down in their Real Estate business....

Michael Kupper
D.R. Horton - Pflugerville, TX
That is funny
Mar 29, 2008 08:39 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

My last two buyers had homes to sell in the UK.

It worked out but I sweated.


Mar 29, 2008 08:41 AM
Cree Quaker
The Machree Group, LLC - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Real Estate
That's great.  Broker/owners should give their people due commission.  The better they do, the bigger split I give them.
Mar 29, 2008 08:44 AM
Peter Wolf
Coldwell Banker - Valley Village, CA
That is funny.  I have always worked on a step plan so if I do well then that isn't a problem.  However, when times are tough then everything is a problem.
Mar 29, 2008 08:49 AM
Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate
Very funny post. I can probably think of a few other companies to add to the list. Thanks for the laugh.
Mar 29, 2008 08:58 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
That's a good one - maybe I should try it.... hahaha
Mar 29, 2008 09:18 AM
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

That was a good one. I did not see it coming:) Are you going to the Buffini Leadership Conference in Las Vegas in May?

It's a Good Life!


Mar 29, 2008 12:05 PM
Larry DeCoursey
DeCoursey Real Estate Group - North Las Vegas, NV
Broker Salesperson


Yes, I am going to the Buffini Leadership Conference in May.  I need the motivation and the focus to keep on going in a positive direction.  I hope that we can meet there.

Mar 30, 2008 03:33 AM
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

I'll be there!  Last year the event was so good, and you know that Brian will make this year's the best ever. I look forward to meeting you. We are off to the Boston Turning Point next week!

 Oh, By the Way...I am never too busy for your Ct referrals!

It's a Good Life!


Mar 30, 2008 10:45 AM