How Real Estate agents get paid?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Trombley Real Estate

Oh what a topic this is.

I am working with new buyer clients for me. This is not their first home. They are not new to the business.

I of course went over Working with Real Estate agents.

I even asked if they were working with other agents and did they have an agent. I was told no.

I have showed homes to them.

Then I find out that they have been calling around working with other agents.

It was then my duty to give the honest how would you like to be treated if you were the agent and you found out clients were calling more and more people trying to find their new home and not using the agent whom spent their time and gas showing around the area.

I can totally understand that they want the best for their family. They want their new home now. Their old home is not selling fast enough. They want a new home and want someone to help them. This is a ruff place to be.

Well, we still need to teach and be symapthic and help them. But be up front and HONEST with them and they will respect you and you will be their agent.

So remember to teach and be honest with your buyers and they will trust and stay with you.

If you are looking for that type of Real Estate agent.

Give me a call.

Susan Trombley


Re/Max Hometown

Cell 919-395-2868

Comments (8)

Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Realtors are worth every penny that they earn, and sometimes even more.


Tom Braatz

Aug 25, 2008 02:13 PM

Hi Susan

I accept what tom has said about the realtors.

every penny is worth with realtors

Aug 25, 2008 06:13 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Honesty.....I give it and I expect it.  Unbelievable how often we don't get it.

Aug 25, 2008 11:10 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Susan most of the Realtors around here have their buyers sign a buyers agreement before they get in the car and show them properties.  If the buyer objects to it, then you have a pretty good indication that they plan on skipping around from Realtor to Realtor.

Aug 26, 2008 02:34 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hope things are going well for you and you are still out there selling those houses.

Sep 16, 2008 10:10 PM
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge


I'm sorry to hear your story. I feel your pain.

I had clients today that I've taken out twice.  They were supposed to be in town by 10am, called at noon and said they'd be in at 4pm!! What? I've waisted my whole day on them.  No Prestonwood golf, no exercise, just wait, wait, wait. 

Then, get this - my client asks me how I get reimbursed from Fonville Morisey for my gas! Ha! I actually pay FM to work from home and I'm a contractor mam.  She was floored.  Some people are so clueless.

Sep 27, 2008 04:13 PM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


I just took a listing and that day one of the Seller's ran my costs and program through another Agent......I called hum on the carpet for it......basically told him if he was not sold on me that maybe he should find another Agent......he stayed put.

Sep 30, 2008 02:06 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Susan,  The public today is so "blitzed" by the internet it is no wonder we are challenged to keep them loyal - your points are well taken,  Karen

Oct 27, 2008 03:14 AM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL

Susan - it's a good idea to discuss this in your initial consultation. If you don't choose to have them sign an Exclusive Buyer Agency agreement, then you should least discuss loyalty and not working with other agents. If they feel they need multiple agents - then graciously decline.

Dec 26, 2008 03:44 AM