commission - Posted by schmidt

Posted by Natalie-VA on May 05, 2006 at 18:39:31:


You asked for opinions, and you’re getting mine.

You need to pay your agent. You ARE trying to avoid the commission. It was your mistake that you agreed to a lower price.

I hope you’ll reconsider and do the right thing.


commission - Posted by schmidt

Posted by schmidt on May 05, 2006 at 18:07:02:

I’m trying to pursue a deal for the sale of my house after the listing expired with the listing agent, I agreed to a deal lower than I wanted based on concessions on the commission structure (it is with someone that placed a bid while it was on the MLS, but that deal was rejected). I was not trying to avoid paying commission and let the listing agent know what was going on. Now, we’re close to closing and the listing agent is claiming full commission. What I want to do is cancel the deal and after the 90 day broker protection clause, enter into a new contract with the same buyer.

Will I have problems from my previous broker/agent? Or, can I proceed safelty. I’m not trying to avoid paying, but on principal I only want to pay what was originally agreed to. Opinions?