I am a fulltime Realtor as a seller's and buyer's agent, and spend a majority of my day focusing my marketing campaign, showing homes, doing listing presentations, and going to closings. I pride myself on having expert knowledge of the markets I operate in, and give 110% to my clients. You can say that I love what I do.
So it came as a huge surprise to me that I lost a client because when they asked me to rebate a percentage of my commission I was unwilling to do so. I am sorry folks, but I am not going to give away a hard earned commission because the economy is bad, or because other agents are offering rebates. I AM NOT A PART TIME AGENT. The hours I spend away from family and home to fulfill the needs of my clients to their ultimate satisfaction is a testament to my success. I will not give away comissions because other Realtors offer a rebate. I do not know of another fulltime Reator that justifies giving away hard earned money just to gain a sale.
I am not against part time Realtors. Sure we all have to take a test and pay our dues, but success defines the top Realtors from the rest. Their are a number of part time real estate company's in my local markets, and they do well. But when I avergae 8-10 hours a day working for my clients and get lumped in together with the part timers, I get a little upset by this.
I am against buyer rebates. If you want a rebate, go to a rebate Realtor.
Tell me what you think...