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Old 05-16-2012, 05:28 AM
 
Location: MID ATLANTIC
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I guarantee the minute the GF's agent doesn't jump when the customer crooks their finger, there's going to be a sense of reduced service. There's no way the buyer will not know why he's moved on to another agent. The question is, will the other agent have the experience to provide the same level of service as the OP (and it's possible it could be a higher level).

I think given the set of facts you laid out here, you did the right thing. The diva will be providing 0 wiggle room to an agent in a very tight market. That and the fact she will have her $.02 inserted into every step of the transaction, you may have saved your sanity.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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I think the opposite. I think she'll just wait for her free money since she couldn't even bother to make a phone call or two to earn that. She'll do as little as possible.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Realized I never answered the original question. I wouldn't be upset if the entire referral system were banned, though I'm sure the 3rd party referrers would still find a way into out pockets.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Realized I never answered the original question. I wouldn't be upset if the entire referral system were banned, though I'm sure the 3rd party referrers would still find a way into out pockets.
People can always say no. I don't always ask for a referral when I'm sending someone out and I turn down referrals sometimes. We have a choice.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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I think they should keep the referral system and use it as a screening process. The agents that obviously don't understand what the word "refer" means and think they should get free money just for holding a license, well I think these are the same ones that don't understand the contract and make bigger mistakes than the whole referral issue. We should weed them out.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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People can always say no. I don't always ask for a referral when I'm sending someone out and I turn down referrals sometimes. We have a choice.
We as agents do, but there will always be companies and agents willing to take them. I'm not talking about the agent to agent so much as the affinity programs so we can choose to take it or let someone else take it. Such is life. It isn't going to change so we make the best and move forward.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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We as agents do, but there will always be companies and agents willing to take them. I'm not talking about the agent to agent so much as the affinity programs so we can choose to take it or let someone else take it. Such is life. It isn't going to change so we make the best and move forward.
Oh, yeah I don't get companies that take on those relo companies and their crazy huge fees. That makes no business sense to me.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Its ironic how realtors will spend thousands in advertising to get a new clients but get upset paying $1500 for a client who is being handed to them on a silver platter. Penny wise, pound foolish.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Its ironic how realtors will spend thousands in advertising to get a new clients but get upset paying $1500 for a client who is being handed to them on a silver platter. Penny wise, pound foolish.
I do see it that way. Every transaction pays a different dollar amount anyway to do pretty much the same job. Very rarely would a referral not be worth taking.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Its ironic how realtors will spend thousands in advertising to get a new clients but get upset paying $1500 for a client who is being handed to them on a silver platter. Penny wise, pound foolish.
I don't complain about the ones I get handed. I don't like the ones I generate myself I still have to pay on, but it's life.
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