WHY OFFER BUYERS AGENTS A BONUS FOR A FULL PRICE OFFER? Do you ever see listings in your MLS with this information. Every once in awhile we will have a listing here at Lake Anna with this little tid-bit in the remarks. I can see that might be an incentive to a sub-agent of the listing agent and it certainly something that a dual agent might like to have, but a buyer agent???
Seriously, how can a buyer agent be tempted by an offer like that? After all, as buyer agents our responsibility is to try to get the best sale price, along with other favorable conditions, for our client. Full disclosure means that I have to say there have been a few, and that means very few, times that I have written a full price offer. Multiple offers is one instance where I might suggest that.
How comfortable would you be revealing to your client that you are suggesting they write a full price offer and it really has nothing to do with the fact that it is the only way you would receive this bonus? How believeable would that be to your client?
It really puzzles me when I see that type of bonus.
- Is this something that sellers think of or do some listing agents suggest it?
- Have you ever offered it on one of your listings? If so, why?
- Have you ever received a bonus like this while representing the buyer? What were the circumstances?