Susan Smith, Susan Smith (Charles Rutenberg Realty)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

one good turn deserves another!!!!!!!!  that's how we work....

Mar 15, 2019 01:12 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Fair is subject to much interpretation.  If you make an offer of what you consider "fair" and it is accepted that's one indication.  Good luck.

Mar 15, 2019 01:23 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't know about FL, BUT in my mind, the agent in attendance at the Open House payment should be the unrepresented folks who attend the open house

Mar 15, 2019 01:21 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

How much would YOU want to be paid for the same service? 

 

Mar 15, 2019 03:27 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'd end up paying them a lot being I'm in ND Susan Smith BUT all kidding aside when we helped each other out in the office (I'm retired now) it was just an "I owe you one".

Mar 15, 2019 12:46 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have had local agents ask me to show a home or two for them and I don't charge them - I just tell them that I'll someday ask them for a favor and I hope they'll oblige.

Mar 15, 2019 02:44 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We usually work on "Quid pro quo"

Mar 15, 2019 02:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How to Define...."happy"....when you both agree, there is your defintion

Mar 15, 2019 02:26 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Guess it depends. Agents in my office often helped each other in a pinch or time crunch, often as a favor.

Mar 15, 2019 02:13 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

$50 was kind of a rule of thumb, then it seemed extreme or not enough and no one cashed checks, etc. Now it's an "I owe you one" - and make sure you reciprocate. 

Mar 15, 2019 01:38 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hi Susan,

I'm in east central Florida on Cocoa Beach and the best answer I can give is "It depends". If you're asking another agent in your office or a friend outside of the office, we do it as a favor in case we ever need help.

If you're asking an agent you don't know or don't have a relationship with (such as an out of area agent who has a listing here and needs someone to show it) every agents seems to handle that differently on a case by case basis.

I see from your profile that you are in Orlando which is much different from the beach so agents there may handle such a request differently.

Dee Toohey and Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem are both in the Orlando area so may be able to weigh in. Good luck!

Mar 15, 2019 03:16 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't like quid pro quo as it doesn't work out even steven. $50 is my number & it better be local.

Mar 15, 2019 02:48 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Seems like doing someone a favor, and being reciprocated in some way, makes sense.

Mar 15, 2019 02:46 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not know Susan, will wait to see what agents in Florida have to say.

Mar 15, 2019 12:51 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Typically we go with helping each other out in our office. If it's one of these above and beyond showings - long drive or fending off rabid dogs, walking through a swamp to get to an off grid cabin - then some amount so the agent is well compensated for their time. Something more than "fair" is appropriate. The amount would depend on the what the person did and how much time it took and how much expense they went to in order to help you out.

Mar 15, 2019 05:42 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Don't know FL market; however here it would be $25-$50.

Mar 15, 2019 02:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The agreed amount. 

Mar 15, 2019 01:22 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Susan,

It depends on your agreement.  In our office, the idea was to work as a team.  If our team member was on vacation and we completed the transaction, we took  a referral fee.  A

Mar 15, 2019 03:40 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Favor returned in my business!

Mar 15, 2019 06:41 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

You scratch my back and I will scratch yours ... it works

Mar 15, 2019 06:38 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That's a movable feast.

Mar 15, 2019 03:47 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea... it's a negotiation between the agents, I should think. And I'd need to know more about the specific situation to think about what might be fair if I were in your shoes or if it's just a quid pro quo... you show mine and I'll show yours one day.

Mar 16, 2019 04:51 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'd have to say, whatever gets them to do it!

Mar 16, 2019 02:56 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Both offices that I have been with do favors.   

Mar 15, 2019 09:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would just refer the client to them.

Mar 15, 2019 07:00 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have never paid another agent to show a house. We are a Team and support each other.

Before I was on a team, I had office friends who would help out in a pinch and I have done the same for them.

Mar 16, 2019 12:40 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If the buyer is your buyer, and the house is your listing, I can't image another agent being interested. But, a % may catch the attention of an agent who has caught a clue.

I would refer to my 'Good List' and find someone that needs a pay back or someone you want to build with. Then don't be greedy. Stay in your lane and let the buyer have separate representation.

But, $50 dollars an hour for a licensed agent....that could work out pretty good.  I KNOW some agents working as employees at some franchises wish they could make so much.

Mar 16, 2019 08:46 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Gas money?

Wanting to make an offer?

I asked a lumber jack to take photo of a house where he passes everyday communting. He asked $55 paid up front.  A college student near by he says $100.

Mar 16, 2019 07:34 AM
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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 have paid $50/house.

Mar 25, 2019 12:02 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I help others and they help me so 0

Mar 18, 2019 03:15 PM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

In my office, we help each other.  There are companies here that pay for showings.  I prefer to cooperate with other agents and do what we have to do to help each other out.  

Mar 17, 2019 02:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on a lot of things.  Including frequency

Mar 16, 2019 07:39 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That is for the two minds to meet and agree upon. We do not discusss compensation, nor commissions.

Mar 16, 2019 03:52 PM