I often wonder how much of the negotiating jazz that another agent is giving me has even been discussed with their client.
Where do they learn that behavior? Is it from those TV reality shows where the agents are dancing with zillion dollar apartment listings in Manhattan?
Well if it is, that stuff is invented for the drama of the show.
Our job is to facilitate what our clients want to happen. That's it. It ain't anything else.
It's been awhile, but in the past I have refused to work with an agent who is mimicking the TV agents with me. I'm not going to have someone put me through a bunch of misery that is for his own ego.
You know, there's no law, rule or ethics regulation that says that I must co-op with another agent.
So I just don't do it if I don't want to.
If their client wants to see my listing, I'll take them through it and, if they like it enough to buy it, I'll close the sale. I will charge them 3% and they can pay the agent they liked so well, 3%.
Keller Williams Dallas Premier
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