The $4,000 Question

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The following is a question posted recently by an individual on Trulia Voices

“CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME CONTACTS OF REALTORS WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE $4,000 AND DO MY PAPERWORK. I HAVE A HOUSE IN

Which i am interested . I have decided and know what i want to offer. I just want a realtor to make my offer and do the paper work. I want the total commission back ( 2.5% – 3%) and I’ll pay the realtor $4000.”

(Unedited for grammar)

This has stirred up a in increasingly strident series of answers from agents, and responses from the originator.

The originator is a rather opinionated, ethically dubious, and extremely ill informed person, but is perfectly entitled to ask the question without being subject to the level of vitriol which has come back.

The question of negotiable Real Estate Commisions continues to haunt our industry. I can’t claim to know the best way to resolve the question. However, I can reliably predict that we are going to have to develop a system which supports and regulates a structured Service Model to allow Buyers and Sellers to choose from a Bundle of Services offered on a sliding scale fee system.

The best Realtors have already left the 20th Century behind and are working co-operatively with a new generation of technology savvy consumers who know that Norman Rockwell is dead.

The $4,000 question is just a request for someone to perform a finite task for a fixed fee.

Is that really such a strange concept.

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