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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

In my experience, the higher producers don't (but often get it anyway) and low producers whine and scream about it and start saying "but I can refer you lots more biz."

For me, if I have an agent that already has referred a lot of biz to me, I wouldn't mind voluntarily giving them a small discount.

Sep 13, 2015 08:27 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I have never heard of any doing this.

Jan 28, 2019 10:26 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It would be nice, but I dont seem to see any on the many investment homes we buy and sell.

Aug 06, 2018 09:09 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It depends on the agent, like Debbie Gartner said. 

I don't expect preferential treatment.  Once you start expecting it, you act like you expect it.  At that point, you are essentially demanding it.  That puts people in an uncomfortable spot and is unfair to them and unprofessional of you.  Look at this from their point of view, if you listed your vendor's house, would you want them expecting or even demanding a reduced commission?  Would you want to send them another client if they did?  Bottom line in my book, you work hard for your money and so do they.

Sep 14, 2015 04:25 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC


Sep 13, 2015 09:41 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I am closing a loan for a Realtor referral partner, was glad to give him good service, the same we give everyone else.

Make it a great week!

Sep 13, 2015 06:24 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

No preferential treatment. I treat my vendors very well and if anything often over pay them. 

Sep 14, 2015 10:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I expect great service, but nothing more than my clients would expect. 

Sep 14, 2015 01:12 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I would not expect preferential treatment.

Sep 14, 2015 12:26 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've owned 23 of them in the past, and each had a home inspection....always paid the full boat and expected the most thorough inspection....

Sep 14, 2015 12:18 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton I have not purchased any home for myself after I began in Real Estate - so can't say 'yes' or 'no'.....

Sep 13, 2015 11:28 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Nothing is free but there are teams expecting help with a newsletter etc. each month for referring the business.

Sep 13, 2015 11:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't... but if an inspector or settlement attorney reduce their prices for me a bit, I don't complain.

Sep 13, 2015 10:48 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No I do not expect it. 

Sep 13, 2015 10:47 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Not preferential, but we will make decisions about whether or not to refer you again. Our daughter's experience with two of our closest referral partners has changed that relationship.

Sep 13, 2015 10:07 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Preferential? No.

I want the treatment that comes with membership. Membership has benefits, but I would not call them preferential. If I don't feel the love you won't see the business.

Sep 13, 2015 10:03 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes why not?

Sep 13, 2015 07:49 PM