Re: ethics - Posted by Jennifer-NC
Posted by Jennifer-NC on June 26, 2007 at 21:32:17:
Yes, it is unethical. Especially if you found the house through the MLS to begin with. That would basically mean that the realtor did his job, and you’re trying to him them out of his money. Even if you didn’t find it through the MLS, the seller has a contract with the realtor, so they have agreed to pay that commission.
I would hate to be the realtor in this scenario. I believe you can make lots of money in this business without having to step on toes. If you can’t make money on this deal without the seller having to pay a commission, then in my eyes it’s not a deal.