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I Don't Want a Listing Agent, But You Can Bring Me a Buyer
I Don't Want a Listing Agent, But You Can Bring Me a Buyer
When I first got my license I remember vividly talking with acquaintances who wanted to sell, but didn't want to hire me to list their home.  In their mind, I could still get a piece of the action by bringing them a buyer.  They had no idea that the odds of me finding a buyer for their particular home were nil if I didn't market their home.  And what buyer's agent is going to market a home, listed by another agent?  
Now, hearing sellers tell me that they don't want to hire me, or any listing agent, but if I bring them a buyer they will pay me, brings the same feeling of frustration.  Nowadays, I can shrug it off with a cynical laugh that is really saying, "Good luck buddy."  Nonetheless, when a real estate professional hears the words, "I'll pay you if you bring me a buyer, but I'm not hiring you to sell my home," it makes us want to explain that the odds of success in that ideology are slim to none.  And even if you happen to nab a buyer, you may still be on ... more

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