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Old 05-11-2021, 10:53 AM
 
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Don't forget to write a review (but don't mention the reduced commission - that's private).
Yes and that could also put the agent in an uncomfortable situation in the future if other clients request the same.
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Old 05-11-2021, 02:45 PM
 
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I'll be unoriginal and suggest a glowing review too. Let your friends and family know you had a great realtor also helps
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:10 PM
 
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Okay, I left reviews on google, yelp, and zillow.... thank you all for the feedback!
Still considering a small gift.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:05 PM
 
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We bought our realtor a nice artsy carving from Etsy about a realtor. She really seemed to like it.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:26 PM
 
Location: El paso,tx
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My best gift is having a happy client put reviews on google, yelp, realtor.com, trulia, and zillow. That's priceless. And referring them to people looking to buy or sell.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:08 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I had an agent offer to take a percent off the commission because I was ready to reject the buyer's offer. I agreed. At the closing table, a happy occasion where the buyers and I were bonding, I noticed the papers had the full commission. I felt it was a set-up, so either I wouldn't notice it - or - I'd say, oh forget it (rather than have them re-do that page). I made them re-do the page with the lower commission.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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We just bought a house right outside of Austin! It was tough, we lost several houses that we put offers on. Our realtor helped make this deal happen by offering to take a lower commission. I know that normally realtors don’t receive gifts from clients, but I’m wondering if we should give something in this situation? I was considering flowers or something, or is that weird??
I would suggest taking your Realtor out to dinner or a Brunch?
Let them suggest the place to eat.

Please don't do gifts unless you specifically know what they like!

Gifts I have received from my clients:

A Grey tie with Yellow houses on it :
(I still have it because they were so nice & I appreciated the gesture even though I have never worn it)

A Home cooked Meal:
(Don't do this please!)

She was serving me "Duck" with the head on the plate.

NO...please?
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:16 AM
 
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Normally I would expect a gift from my realtor instead of me giving my realtor gift.
Although I wouldn't "expect" a gift from my realtor, I have gotten a gift from a few of my realtors in the past. If I were ever going to give a gift I like the idea of inviting the realtor to your housewarming with a good meal like LO28SWM posted in #3.
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I had an agent offer to take a percent off the commission because I was ready to reject the buyer's offer. I agreed. At the closing table, a happy occasion where the buyers and I were bonding, I noticed the papers had the full commission. I felt it was a set-up, so either I wouldn't notice it - or - I'd say, oh forget it (rather than have them re-do that page). I made them re-do the page with the lower commission.
Probably not. I had a situation recently where we didn't get the ALTA until we were at the closing table. Attorney offices usually botch that even when we've provided the correct information. Even though I had told my client I hadn't seen it yet, and requested a copy at the closing, and I was the one who pointed out right there in front of everyone the commission was wrong on both sides, my client accused me of trying to pull a fast one on him. You can't win with some people. I just didn't bother to add him to my followup list.
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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We just bought a house right outside of Austin! It was tough, we lost several houses that we put offers on. Our realtor helped make this deal happen by offering to take a lower commission. I know that normally realtors don’t receive gifts from clients, but I’m wondering if we should give something in this situation? I was considering flowers or something, or is that weird??
Yes, flowers ARE weird. You're in Texas now. THINK like a Texan. If you want to get your realtor something they'd REALLY appreciate, then get them ammo. (You think I'm kidding? Try it.)

Unless you want to really "thank them." Then get them a 1911. Heck, every Texan should have at least 2 or 3 1911's. (BTW, since you're now a Texan, you'll need to pony up to the bar and get a 1911 for yourself.)

You get them flowers, and watch their facial expression. Get them a few hundred rounds, and watch their expression...

2 different re-actions, entirely.
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