Been in Real Estate for almost three decades. Recently a long time friend/client commented about how well I must be doing with the referrals fees from vendors.
Asking for an explanation, he went on to say with my vast list of inspectors, contractors, lenders, appraisers, title companies, etc. I stopped him right there.
NOT ONE PENNY!
When I share a name, it is to help my client, giving the best person for the job and referring only people I would use for myself.
Depending on the client, if there are several high-quality contractors etc. I might recommend based on personality.
There have been occasions when a vendor has offered a referral fee. No thank you.
Give the client the best price possible!
These professionals know that I demand excellent service for buyers and sellers. Clients are often amazed how many I can call directly, and will come out, if needed, on the spot.
This kind of service did not happen overnight. It's taken years to build up these relationships.
Name an HVAC, termite, lender, title company, radon, locksmith, decorator or wallpaper remover; I will have one on speed dial.
But for me...
Not A Penny
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