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Rainmaker
5,015,864
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Many of us have gone a lot longer than a couple of weeks without being paid.

Jan 11, 2019 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,767,683
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Nope. I am not a charity organization.

Jan 11, 2019 04:49 PM
Rainmaker
638,853
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

How do you cooperate? Who's going to help you sell that house if you can't pay them?
Can't put it in MLS if you can't offer cooperation. Why would we even need to defer commissions if it can come out of the proceeds from the home?

I've been willing to defer commissions, and Congress is guaranteeing that they're getting back pay so if the reason is compelling enough that the house must go on the market right now, possibly. Chances are everything will be back up and running soon enough that it will become a non-issue.

Jan 11, 2019 04:42 PM
Ambassador
1,582,220
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

No.  But I am willing to not accept a commission until their property actually closes.

Jan 11, 2019 05:46 PM
Ambassador
2,949,445
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

SURE! They don't have to pay my commission until Closing - I'm used to that!

Jan 11, 2019 07:33 PM
Ambassador
3,781,795
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most of their checks are just delayed, they will be getting them eventually, maybe you can just delay the payment of your commission for them.

Jan 11, 2019 05:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,443,804
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

William, you said "any government employee who is effective by the Shutdown"  I say it's about time something made them "effective".

Jan 11, 2019 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
501,912
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Not at this time.  3 weeks so far with back pay expected is inconvenient and will create hardships, but by the time the property hits the market, receives offers and is closed, I suspect things will be different.  

Jan 11, 2019 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,176,307
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

The government employees are eligible for unemployment in Washington State.  They will pay it back when they get their back pay.  

Jan 11, 2019 04:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,080,359
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why? 

Jan 11, 2019 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
353,585
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

None I have heard of.  Did anyone list a home for zero commission for those impacted by the last recession who had lost their job and were facing foreclosure?

Jan 11, 2019 06:06 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I can't help them. First, they will get their back pay. We always pay our bill, Said a Taxpayer. Secondly, how will you pay your bills? 

Jan 11, 2019 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,671,711
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No..they will receive their payment it will just be delayed. We are always the last ones to be paid so timing should work out!

Jan 11, 2019 07:06 PM
Rainer
128,282
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Corona, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Corona CA

I heard they're not losing any money just didn't get paid during this period.

The only one I would list for no commission would be my mother. Period!

I would still charge myself. It's a hard business and we are all worth a lot.

Jan 12, 2019 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,313,335
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Sellers never pay a commission when their house is listed; they always pay zero commission to list it. Sellers pay at closing when the house sells, out of the sale proceeds. 

I know you know that already; I'm just pointing out that there's no need to do what you've suggested. Just operate business as usual.

Jan 12, 2019 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
471,187
Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A

No, no, no.  This is just a blip in time and shows us how screwed up our system is

Jan 12, 2019 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
496,749
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA

Nope. And especially not in the market we are in now where most of our sellers are seeing good returns and profit from their home sale.  

Jan 11, 2019 08:46 PM
Rainer
377,145
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

You have some very good answers and I agree with them.

Jan 11, 2019 07:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,092,015
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Like Nina Hollander said, we are not a non-profit organization. A

Jan 12, 2019 01:12 PM
Ambassador
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nope.

Jan 12, 2019 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
598,391
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No. To begin, I doubt if that would fly with my broker. By the time the sale closed, the shut down will be a nasty memory.

Jan 12, 2019 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,709,348
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Not this one. 

Jan 12, 2019 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,687,698
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would agree to wait for the commission until they are paid.

Jan 12, 2019 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
575,625
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Nope.  They'll get paid.  And if they're hiring me to provide a professional service, I'm sure they would expect that I get paid too.  

Jan 12, 2019 07:23 AM
Ambassador
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, are you?

Jan 12, 2019 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,650,465
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

no.... selling a home for that reason is not reasonable.... they could rent it out short term to cover the mortgage...

Jan 12, 2019 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,711,117
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

They probably are not thinking of selling right not.

Jan 12, 2019 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,979,525
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope. Their problem is not mine unless I make it mine!

Jan 12, 2019 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,360,397
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jan 12, 2019 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
476,038
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

The shutdown has nothing to do with their ability to pay my commission. Either they have the equity in the house to pay me at closing or they don't. If  they are a short sale I will ist them and get paid by their bank when I sell them. One way or another I am getting paid for my work. 

Jan 13, 2019 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,893,873
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This is a bit over the  top

Jan 13, 2019 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
494,594
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Roy Kelley 

Jan 13, 2019 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
140,969
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

Absolutely not..I am running a profit business..and I totally understand..Someone asked me would I work without pay and I said it would be for these reasons that my answer would be yes...If the company would give me back pay later, my creditors would understand and publix would give me free grocery..

Jan 12, 2019 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
2,888,828
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It would be nice but they will get their backpay.

 

Jan 12, 2019 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,367,949
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I will consider anything put before me in real time...then, I will decide...

Jan 12, 2019 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
930,117
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We have lots realtors who will list homes for $1 to make sure they get full commisson from buyer side. 

Jan 12, 2019 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
707,935
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have waived compensation in situations that required such action.

However, the situation you mention does not qualify.

Think about it. It is not a well thought out solution, UNLESS, there was a second chapter which capitalizes on demonstrating the agents compassion for the afflictions of others. I could run with that.

Jan 12, 2019 05:19 AM
Rainer
160,949
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

For sellers, they pay the commission when the home closes, and buyers don’t pay a commission. So I don’t see that it would help at all. Plus buyers should not be buying a house when they don’t have the money to pay for it

Jan 12, 2019 04:40 AM