Posted by Russ Sims on June 15, 2000 at 19:04:29:
If you structure your professional “aid” in such a way as you are only charging for the contracts and for consultation, I can’t see getting nailed for stepping out of bounds.This is exactly what all those FSBO comapanies do that charge sellers for advertising, signage, consultation, etc. As long as the seller is paying for the ads and digging up prospects, I really don’t see the problem…I could be wrong, though.
I think you’re right: in the best of worlds you could assign the contract over to someone. But you’d still be on the hook to perform at some point, unless you had a totally open arrangement with the seller. In other words you could say, “Hey, if I move the home, great: if I don’t, you get it back”.