Anjanette White, Real estate agent serving the Lowcountry of SC.  (Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Co LLC)

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

"Thanks a lot. I really appreciate referring a buyer to me. I usually pay 25% of the referral fees. Where can I send the referral agreement?"

Now wait for the response from Buyer's Agent Anjanette White .

Oct 02, 2015 06:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would offer to show the property and offer a referral fee rather than a commission split.

Oct 02, 2015 01:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My answer is no.... these people are not my clients and I warn the other agent that if he or she puts their clients in my hands, I will know lots of things about them before we're done that would compromise their clients' negotiation position with my sellers should they decide to buy the house. And then I ask how much of a referral fee they will give me for showing and selling the home. That's a lazy agent if I ever heard of one.

Oct 02, 2015 03:58 AM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

First - My job is to get the home sold for my client.

I would be concerned that the buyers agent would be looking for the same assistance with getting inspector in too.  They do not want to go to that side of town, but they do want their side of the commission.


Oct 02, 2015 03:07 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I explain to them agency, what it is, and why I can't violate it.

Oct 02, 2015 03:03 AM
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I agree with Michael Jacobs the primary objective is to sell the house and who knows maybe those clients have a house in "that" part of town that needs to sold

Oct 02, 2015 01:58 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not going to happen on my watch, unless they are just giving me their client.


The reason is, the buyers agent should cross the threshold to make sure the home is not without any defect that a normal agent with an fiduciary responsiblity owes their client. When a listing agent shows a home for a buyers agent, an implied duty to notify is created and this can alienate your duty to your seller.

Oct 02, 2015 06:16 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Tell them the times and dates you are holding it open- an in between answer. Make sure you are doing an open the coming weekend. Kills two birds with one stone- narrow the time frame ( if you are doing open from 1-4 tell them 1:30 - 3:30) 

Oct 02, 2015 04:00 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I'd show it since it is my listing, but I would try to get a referral out of it from the buyers side too. That is kind of skipping on your job as their agent in a big way.

Oct 02, 2015 03:02 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Ask for a referral agreement.

Oct 02, 2015 01:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'd show it.  My job is to get the home sold.  

Oct 02, 2015 01:46 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

They are wecome to refer their client to one of our buyers agents.

Mar 28, 2019 10:43 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

if it gets the sale going...I get going. That's all I know

Oct 02, 2015 09:04 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Anjanetta, this is very good question.

Oct 02, 2015 06:05 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I will ask for a referral fee.  My job is to get the home sold but it's not my job to do someone else's job.  If the buyer makes an offer - you bet that agent is going to ask you to meet the inspector, the appraiser, and anyone else that needs access to the property.

Oct 02, 2015 05:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would do the same as Roy Kelly has stated.  Happy to show the home and offer the agent a referral fee if the buyer wants to pursue it.

Oct 02, 2015 04:07 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I would show it...but boy would I tempted to say "do your job!"


Oct 02, 2015 03:00 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would show it. Those buyers need to consider hiring a different agent. Agents like that will also want listing agent to let home & termite inspectors in, as well as appraiser, and any contractors if work is needed.

Oct 02, 2015 02:06 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In the past I showed it.

Today, I realize other agents and brokerages have a business model that relies on other agents to be chumps, to be willing to allow them to do less and earn the same. That's a great gig when you can get it.

Like others have stated, referral or reduction by 0.5% and the buyer agent stays out of the way.

Oct 02, 2015 02:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have them refer the buyer to you.

Oct 04, 2018 09:31 PM
JodiAnn Garone
Century 21 Action Plus Realty - Freehold, NJ
Bringing you Home!

Why of course I accept referrals..... I appreciate you reaching out to me. I promise to take great care of them. Just send me their infomation and I will set up a buyers appointment :) See how that goes lol

Oct 03, 2015 01:11 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

I like Praful's reponse - very good - will tuck that away.  Also will work well when the buyer themselves ask for a showing so as not to disturb their agent who is busy with others or relaxing on vacation.

Oct 03, 2015 03:33 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would show it and ask what is wrong with this part of town.

Oct 02, 2015 11:28 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Happens all the time, and I do not mind to help out. Although, I'll help  if the agent asks nicely ( no screaming and giving me an attitude~ who wants to help out those?)

Oct 02, 2015 05:12 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Tough question.  So many different variables.  Have I worked with the agent before?  Do I respect them?  Trust them?  House showing well and probably go under contract without this showing?  My priorities are to get the home sold and not be taken advantage of.  Mark 

Oct 02, 2015 01:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Show it, we are here to sell the home. 

Oct 02, 2015 09:00 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think Roy Kelley has the right answer in terms of doing this as a referral. The disturbing part is the one regarding "that" part of town; hope it's only a matter of distance.

Oct 02, 2015 08:49 AM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

We are having an open house on Sunday, 1 to 4pm. You can send them by at that time. If they want me to show them now I say only as a client and proceed with giving them a referral fee. They usually hang-up at that point.

Oct 02, 2015 08:21 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I will show my property to any qualified buyer. But the other agent is risking a lot, since I am representing the seller.

Our Board policy is that if the buyer's agent registers their client with the listing agent or brokerage (accomplished by any documented notification of their name) then the listing agent should honor that agency. 

Oct 02, 2015 07:53 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Anjanette - It seems like we are getting more and more of these questions. What is going on with buyers agents these days. Do they not do anything but write up an offer.

Anyway, great question. You want to get the home sold, and want to show the home to any potential buyer, but then again, you run into all sorts of agency issues if you are now showing the home to another agent's buyer.

I would check with my broker first, and then act accordingly.

Oct 02, 2015 07:43 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'd be more than happy to accommodate. I pay a 30% referral fee.

Oct 02, 2015 06:31 AM