Jamie Garner (Silverstone Group)

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Always refer the buyers so they get the best service. Also, some LO's have some programs & others do not. 

I wish there was much more reciprocation on their part.

Dec 02, 2016 04:33 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jamie I am focused on my buyer's success it is not about me getting referrals, it is my buyer's getting the best loan which in turn gives me a closing, which in turn gives me referrals from my buyers...Endre

Dec 01, 2016 10:49 PM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, Realtor | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

I have 3, one specializes in FHA so we don't actually do much together anymore but when we do it's a dream. The others are more regular and jumbos. Rarely get anything back.

Dec 02, 2016 05:15 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

The Buyer "owns" the relationship with their lender.  If they don't know of one we have one that we suggest they talk with - but it's their decision.

Dec 02, 2016 04:50 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

If someone doesn't already have a relationship with a lender I have some that I suggest based upon their products, company process and communications skills.  I've received a number of leads from lenders & refer back when they've earned it. 

Dec 02, 2016 04:23 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I have a list that I share and hope and pray that our buyers use one of them!  

And, yes, they refer to me as well.  We switch up the list - same lenders, just different order - so that  #1 on the list changes since so many will only phone one.

Dec 01, 2016 09:46 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do have a mortgage referral partner.

When the outcome and dates are crucial, I recommend those with a history of delivering on time and under budget and without the hysteria.

Do they refer clients back to me? No.

That why I am always looking for 'good' mortgage referral partners.

Dec 02, 2016 04:47 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have a number of mortgage referrals partners.  Most of them do not refer buyers to me because they rarely have a buyer walk in off the street without a real estate agent already attached to their hip.  However, having said that, there are a couple of Lenders who have given me business and I am very grateful to them, and Yes I make sure they are given most of my referrals.

Dec 01, 2016 09:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jamie Garner - I have a lender referral partner. Though if buyers have one, they can go with theirs.

Dec 01, 2016 09:30 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

we work with several lenders but one in particular and he does send us referrals

Dec 01, 2016 09:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I give them a few choices.

Dec 02, 2017 10:05 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do refer people to quality lenders.

Dec 31, 2016 04:50 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually give my buyers three options, and yes I do get referral buyers from two of them.

Dec 03, 2016 02:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have about 4 lenders I refer to and favor 2 of them. I have not received any business from them.

Dec 02, 2016 08:56 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have a short list that I give clients looking for mortgage brokers, and a "I recommend you do not use ..." list too. I leave it up to the buyer to choose.

Dec 02, 2016 11:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have a couple that I refer to, but I don't get many referrals from them.

Dec 02, 2016 10:46 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I have been, but in 2016 I have realized that it seems to be a one-way street. Also, when a lender messes up, they take it out on me.

 

In 2017 I may suggest that they go it alone.

Dec 02, 2016 10:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a few lenders that I refer clients to, depending on their needs and what the lenders have.

Dec 02, 2016 10:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, I have my favorites, depending on need; not same one; hope for referrals back.

Dec 02, 2016 09:34 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It is very rare for a lender to refer people back to a real estate agent. 

I've had many mortgage partners over the years.  The one I have now is flipping fantastic.  The bar has really been raised.  I don't care about getting anything back by way of referrals ... I just want the service and the ability to CLOSE a transaction. 

Dec 02, 2016 08:52 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I still give them contact information for my top 3 lenders.  And saying thank you is all I expect them to do - in addition to a great job. 

Dec 02, 2016 08:36 AM
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Vanessa Aparicio
Realty Empire Inc. - Miami Lakes, FL

If my client does have one, I always offer to connect them with any one I work with. It's nice to reciprocate business back to each other. However, it's the client's decision. It 's unappealing when Realtors are pushy about going through their lender. 

Dec 02, 2016 07:35 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have always had preferred lenders and yes they send me business as well.

Dec 02, 2016 07:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I suggest a loan officer in whom I have great confidence. You need to know which ones to recommend. It is nice to receive referrals from loan officers but I have never counted on them.

Dec 02, 2016 07:14 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We refer to a minimum of 3 and let the principal make their own decision.

Dec 02, 2016 06:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do refer to particular lenders, seldom do I get a return referrals from them - there are by far more real estate agents than lenders so I wouldn't expect too many referrals anyway

Dec 02, 2016 06:41 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, do have preferneces based on results. If they can reciprocate fine! It's the buyer's referrals that really count!

Dec 02, 2016 05:47 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jamie Garner If they don't have a lender, I can recommend some who will do a good job for them.

Dec 02, 2016 05:47 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I do refer the best mortgage and loan professionals and I have a list of 4-5 that are excellent.  This list does change depending on the loan size and the personality of the buyer.  I always want to match the best for them.  One size doesn't fit all.

Dec 02, 2016 05:45 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do have 2 that I prefer.  I don't expect them to refer back to me.

Dec 02, 2016 05:44 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It;s buyers choice, but i do give them suggestions if they need them. No referral fees are involved.

Dec 02, 2016 05:21 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If a buyer does not have a lender, I have a list from which I refer.  It is not my expectation that a lender refer clients to me.  My expectation is that they do an excellent job with the clients I refer them.   

Dec 02, 2016 05:12 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we refer to the same mortgage agent....same closing attorney.... 

Dec 02, 2016 05:08 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Each will always receive three names that will take care of their needs.

Occasionally they will send someone.

Dec 02, 2016 04:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have a short list of lenders I refer and work with frequently. Always provide an option to my clients unless they are totally wedded to their own lender up-front. Then I respect that. And yes, my lenders do refer buyers and sellers back to me... but it's not an expectation I have. My expectation is 5-star service to my clients. That's the best reward. But a few referrals each year never do hurt.

Dec 02, 2016 04:53 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not.

Dec 02, 2016 04:39 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like to refer to the same person, one proven to do a good job, get results and offers a high level of communication

Dec 02, 2016 04:36 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I recommend several lenders but do expect referrals in return.  It is part of the conversation, do you know anyone I can help.

Dec 02, 2016 02:54 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They like my referrals. Have not got a referral for several years.

I gave them business. They call back sometimes asking why I have not check them out... That is their job. But I stop serving these clients.

I ask about their interest rate and suggest there are cheaper places. I also have an loan officer willing to do open house for me.

Dec 01, 2016 09:07 PM