There's a Difference Between Helping and Steering
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
There's a Difference Between Helping and SteeringAs real estate professionals we learn to find other professionals in necessary businesses to make our client's transactions flow smoother. It could be loan officers that we trust, lawyers that can handle closing properly, as well as inspectors and even tradespeople if repairs are needed.We also need to be mindful to have a few of each to give clients options and to also keep ourselves out of trouble if a question of steering arises.SteeringIn real estate, steering refers to an agent who steers potential buyers to neighborhoods as a discriminatory measure. It also includes sending buyers or sellers to specific people, as there is some type of monetary kickback for the agent. All are illegal and could mean not only loss of license but also ...