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Old 05-21-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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Why would you spend a Realtor's time if you didn't want to pay her?
Because realtors have a monopoly on the listing service.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Because realtors have a monopoly on the listing service.
You could use the same system if you are willing to get licensed as a realtor and pay the annual fees associated. Hardly the definition of a monopoly.

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Because realtors have a monopoly on the listing service.
In what other fields would you use that excuse to steal from people?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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The realtor sells her time and knowledge.You received a service from her and you are obligated. Or, she'll see you in court.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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In what other fields would you use that excuse to steal from people?
Did you write that with a straight face?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Did you write that with a straight face?
Sure. No problem.

It was better than calling him a troll or something. From a strictly academic standpoint, I just wonder how some folks rationalize their mistreatment of others.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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According to the OTHER thread the OP started on this issue, they are in NC. I'm guessing NC has similar language in their contracts, but they may not.
The OP claims to have signed nothing.

The agent's chances of coming back on the OP are nil. Less, even when factoring in the possibility of public embarrassment for being a dull tool.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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According to the OTHER thread the OP started on this issue, they are in NC. I'm guessing NC has similar language in their contracts, but they may not.
I thought NC required buyer agency agreements.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I thought NC required buyer agency agreements.
Only to be a buyer's agent.

Seller Sub-agency requires only a disclosure. Working with Real Estate Agents.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Originally Posted by le roi View Post
Because realtors have a monopoly on the listing service.
You can always start your own listing service.

Zillow will probably dominate the non-agent listing arena since you can already put your listing on there for like $50.
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