Landmark Home Warranty, One Less Worry! (Home Warranty Services)

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Rainmaker
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

If homeowners assume that recommendations come with "kick backs"  thats probably because most do...especially in Florida...especially with all the controlled business arrangements real estate offices have  with title companies.  Just google it...and the millions paid out in fines.

Listing agents get mad if the buyer wants to pay for title insurance and choose their own title company,  That is absolutely true!!!  Realtors violate RESPA every day.

NAR's own "Danger Report" says that the biggest threat to the real estate industry is the agents...they call them "marginal agent" who are UNTRAINED, INCOMPETENT AND UNETHICAL. (NARS own words)

Google that too...

I have been offered kickbacks many times from vendors, but have never accepted one, which makes me different from the average realtor.

The reason my clients almost always use our recommendations is because they are smart and they trust us.

 

Eve

Jul 29, 2015 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We provide a list of vendor who we have vetted, and highly recommend they choose someone from our list.

Jul 29, 2015 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Because they ask me!

Jul 29, 2015 08:36 AM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

95% of my buyers or sellers will take my recommendations on vendors.  Most of the time it is because the client trust me.

Jul 29, 2015 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Your question presents a false assumption that sounds like "Many times homeowners assume that these recommendations come because of a "kick-back" or because the real estate agent and owner of the business are friends. "

This suggests to me your audience differs from our audience.  It further suggests you are insensitive to making assertions REALTORS knowingly violate the LAWS that govern our professional. I am not sure you are a REALTOR friend and certainly REPEATING this false statement only makes it worse.

Here is the answer to your question. They VALUE our recommendations for these (but not only these) reasons.

  1. The REALTOR was referred to them by someone they trust.
  2. The REALTOR invested the time, effort and attention to gain their trust.
  3. The recommendation comes with assurance of accountability
  4. There is a plan B.
  5. Other benefits (price, priority, bundling) accompany following the recommendation of the professional they hired.

There are five questions a home owner needs answered by their REALTOR. When that is accomplished, they know the one they hired has their back.

Of course assurance of accountability means if the vendor, such as Landmark Home Warranty, does not protect the buyer or seller we refer to you properly, you will be OFF THE LIST and revealed. With that ASSURANCE, you just may think twice before choosing to take the money and run.

Jul 29, 2015 05:20 AM