Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Pound sand!??? 

Seriously, I would not say that ... however I would be thinking it. 

I'd ask them to state their case in a 5,000 word essay as to why they feel the seller should pay more than what was offered and accepted, why they feel they deserve to be paid more, how their client feels about it, and if the seller were to agree to up the ante, what kinds of other bait and switch tactics might we be in store for throughout the transaction.  

Under breath: Pound Sand. 

Apr 16, 2017 10:16 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Are these things really happening, or is this theoretical? Because uhhh . . . 3:)

Apr 16, 2017 11:05 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No, I have not. And my response would be "you knew what the compensation offered in MLS was before you wrote a contract."

Apr 16, 2017 10:34 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nyet. My response.... "Are you blackmailing my client and I?"

Apr 16, 2017 10:10 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Literally Laughing Out Loud.

We have all kinds of stupid here, but not that stupid yet.

It's an MLS Rule so I've never dealt with it.

Apr 16, 2017 10:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Response would be too late, we have a contract and why not tell your buyer that your commission is more important than they are.

Apr 16, 2017 10:10 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I have not.

Apr 16, 2017 04:09 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Too late.  They had every legal right to ask for an increase BEFORE it went under contract.

Apr 16, 2017 04:09 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No, and I would love for an agent to ask so I can give them a 'Kathleen Daniels'

Apr 16, 2017 03:19 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Same response to the same question that was asked yesterday... "Bite Me".

Apr 16, 2017 02:32 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

That's a step that would put him right in front of the Grievance Committee.

Apr 16, 2017 01:26 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I have never had that happen.

And as tempting as it would be to say "I have four cheeks, pick one, and kiss it", I would simply respond that it would not be happening.

Apr 16, 2017 12:56 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there's nothing negotiable after they are in contract.... and my recommendation would be to say NO.... 

Apr 16, 2017 12:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Nope!  If I did the answer would be "You knew what it was when you brought the offer and entered into a contract.  If you want more money, it'll come from YOUR clients, not MINE."

Apr 16, 2017 12:04 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, this has not happened to us.  Seriously, I have not met anyone that would do that.  A

Apr 16, 2017 10:33 AM
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Bob Southard
Atlas Realty Service, LLC - Kennesaw, GA
e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton

I have had buyers agents ask before contract and my answer was a solid NO.  

After contract my answer would be not no but he** no!   

 

There is a certain real estate training guro that is advising people to ask for more commission as part of the offer.  Im no lawyer but my opinion is that is interfering with my listing contract.  I have told them we will pay what was listed for co-op in the MLS.  Anything else they can suck it up or ask their buyer for it.

Apr 17, 2017 02:47 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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If the buyer agent didn't like the commission stated in the MLS they need a buyer broker agreement with the buyer to pay them. Otherwise they are barking up the wrong tree.

Apr 16, 2017 08:21 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
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No, and "No".  Hard to believe somebody would ask that.  One word: "Unprofessional"

Apr 16, 2017 08:08 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I've never had that asked of me and am afraid that I may say the words that Kathleen Daniels threatened to say!  Honestly!  You just can't change stupid, can you?!

Seriously, the Contract is ratified and the BA's only recourse is to refer back to his BA agreement with his buyer.  Period.  Not your problem at all, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers

Apr 16, 2017 06:24 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I had an agent ask for a bonus after the fact because she had sold 3 of my builders properties. 

Apr 16, 2017 05:55 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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The co-broke is included in the MLS listing information. It that's not enough, buyer agents can try to negotiate additional payments from their customers/buyers. 

Apr 16, 2017 03:46 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, no additions after a contract is signed. But unfortunately, sometimes you have to come up with some reductions, if there is the only way to close. 

Apr 16, 2017 03:42 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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No, I haven't had them ask that before and I'm not sure why anyone would - their commission is already spelled out in the MLS.

Apr 16, 2017 02:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Too late! Any other questions!

Apr 16, 2017 02:14 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have and i usually come back with something just as outlandish as are you deducting for the home inspection you didn't show up to for your buyer?

Apr 16, 2017 01:05 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No it hasn't happened. Sorry, we have a signed contract.

Apr 16, 2017 11:36 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have not heard of this.  But if it happened, my response would be the agreed to commission was advertised in MLS and what my seller has offered. For you to interfere with my contract with my seller is a violation of agency and not a path you would want to go down.

Apr 16, 2017 11:30 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No.

Apr 16, 2017 10:57 AM
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shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

No and No? I'm going to go out on a limb here but is that even legal? Anyway...no it's in the mls what the compensation is and since we are under contract with what my seller agreed to pay; however, feel free to ask your buyer to pay you more. 

*as I walk away shaking my head saying bad words quietly*

Apr 19, 2017 12:44 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I have never had an agent ask for more commission.

Apr 19, 2017 06:27 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Not yet, but if they did they'd have to wait for ar response until after I stopped laughing.

Apr 17, 2017 04:15 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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No and NO!

Apr 17, 2017 09:18 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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Sorry, done deal.  If you weren't happy with the commission, you shouldn't have sold the property. If you are due more because of your agreement with your buyer, then get them to pay the difference.

Apr 17, 2017 07:33 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I am curious, did this agent give you a reason for the request? Did they not notice the co-op fee prior? Do they have a buyer rep that states more? If the buyer owes them money due to a buyer rep agreement could the price be increased to cover it, netting seller the same? I am just wondering why it came up after the fact.-Kasey

Apr 17, 2017 07:23 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I have not. My response would likely be laughter.

Apr 17, 2017 06:24 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

N

Apr 17, 2017 05:52 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

Never.  And, this is not ethical.

Apr 17, 2017 05:42 AM
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Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

This happened once, last year it came up during p and s and she said she had a contract with her buyers for more than what mls stated. I told her she had to get it from her buyers as my seller would not concede to more money. She then asked why my comission was more than hers, to which I kindly explained that my comission included costs that I have paid (staging, warrenty, etc..) We ended up closing without increase.

Apr 17, 2017 05:34 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Not a chance. 

Apr 17, 2017 04:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - It is not my business practice! Simple (and to myself - use 'D' button to delete this client from the mailers and follow-up.)

Apr 16, 2017 11:36 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No

Apr 16, 2017 07:53 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Seems a little late for that.

Apr 16, 2017 07:17 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is between you and YOUR client

Apr 16, 2017 05:31 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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real estate is negotiable

Apr 16, 2017 03:48 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We have multiple offers and I will ask the sellerto consider another buyer. 

Apr 16, 2017 03:30 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes this has come up once because I low-balled it to begin with. Why? It was a choice piece and didn't need help selling. However, if the buyers agent brought a good, solid offer, then more money is not out of the question

Apr 16, 2017 01:41 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 16, 2017 10:01 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Not after the contract has been signed no but have received it in the original contract...

Mar 26, 2018 05:19 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

No, interesting.

Apr 19, 2017 03:36 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly acceptable for the BA to ask for additional commission...but not after the Buyer and Seller contract has been agreed to.

Eve

Apr 18, 2017 05:12 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I'm sorry, we must have a bad connection....I don't think I heard you correctly.  ;-)

Apr 18, 2017 03:54 PM