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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (HomeSmart)

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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Offering a commission a co-broker is one thing, but actually cooperate with another broker is another thing. I find it extremely difficult to schedule appointment if represent tenant.

Jun 12, 2015 04:48 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think they are coming back to the MLS in the DC area because Craigslist is so corrupted

Jun 12, 2015 10:52 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Rentals usually are not on our MLS and there is only two companies that I know of that ever offered co broke.

Jun 12, 2015 02:50 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Rentals are hot! I am also a Property Manager and renters looking all go to these sites. I get 4 to five calls a day when I have a vacancy to fill. It's easy money and can make 3k-4k a month extra if you have the inventory.

Jun 12, 2015 11:19 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Rentals are listed on our MLS.  I ignore them.  Do not do rentals.

Jun 12, 2015 10:21 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That is correct. Most small investors know how to find tenants and do not wish to pay a penny.  However, some realtors are getting paid by relocation agency.

It is the internet technology that is driving to this situation. Commercial lease does not always provide co-op.   It will be all listing agent with calls from internet.  That is why Zillow has such potential to dominate the market.


Jun 12, 2015 10:06 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The co-broke amounts are insulting, so we don't bother dealing with other agents' rental listings.

Jun 13, 2015 12:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Here in Charlotte, I virtually never do a rental--a fee of $50-100 is simply not worth the time. If someone lists their rental with an agent here it goes into MLS, so we do have the data. As our MLS has still not agreed to a contract with Zillow--none of this information is flowing to Zillow or Trulia at this time unless a listing agent puts in the information directly.

Jun 12, 2015 11:23 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our MLS syndicates all listings and the big 3 get even the rentals. It does bring in calls and inquiries. 

Jun 12, 2015 03:53 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have never seen a rental on the mls in our part of the country, occasionally we will see one on Trulia, but most are on CL.

Jun 12, 2015 01:02 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I noticed this a few months ago. I use to help quite a few folks all the time but now with half the homes not in MLS and the commissions sinking I find they jump ship quickly to those not in MLS and you are out all that time.  :-(

Jun 12, 2015 10:33 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Have not investigated that

Apr 27, 2018 05:48 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes it is nuts!  They want use to show their rents but they do not want to pay anything.  The last rental I showed the co-op fee was $100.00.  That is nuts!

Jun 14, 2015 03:12 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Our MLS has never had many rental listings. Craigslist is currently the bigger player here.

Jun 13, 2015 07:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Our MLS has never pushed rental property and still doesn't..

Jun 13, 2015 04:45 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Troy Erickson - you are so right! I refused to take a rental listing without being paid - and the landlord listed it on Zillow (using my pictures!)

Jun 13, 2015 04:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, this has been an issue in my area as well.  

Jun 13, 2015 03:33 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always offer co- op fee. I submit to the mls but receive replies from people who saw it on zillow and trulia.

Jun 13, 2015 03:26 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Yes.  I am not a property manager but get calls on many of the for sale listings I represent asking if the seller would consider it for rent or lease.  I get calls about rentals, because the great and mighty Zillow.com has not figured out how to segment their own leads.  How hard is that?  Looking for rental?  Click here, here is a list of agents who manage rentals, etc.

Jun 13, 2015 03:01 AM