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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

20 + years ago I had a broker whose funds were being played with... I went to the bank where the check was written on and in those days 10 dollars would secure that I got paid... then I followed up with a face to face conversation with the Broker if this happened again we would have different issues... keep in mind I was young and just left the Army as an Airborne/Ranger/Infantry guy:)))Endre

Jan 16, 2017 08:55 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

No never, but our checks come from an Escrow account so unlikely that would happen.  

Jan 16, 2017 08:41 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Wow, and wow!

Jan 17, 2017 01:55 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Thank goodness...no! Please keep us posted.

Jan 16, 2017 09:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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No, our checks come from the Closing attorneys - if one bounces, there would have to be a pretty big issue.  Let us know how it turns out, Debbie.

Jan 16, 2017 09:06 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No!  Yikes!  I would be on the phone to find out what happened. A

Jan 16, 2017 08:15 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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No, ouch and oops at the same time. 

Jan 17, 2017 03:24 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No. That would not be a happy day!

Jan 17, 2017 03:16 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would make them famous.

Jan 17, 2017 04:34 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Guess a referral check could come from a brokerage or an agent who pay out a share of the commission. But if it came from an escrow company, that would be real trouble, they would have needed to make a mistake on their reconciling of the client account.

Jan 16, 2017 11:23 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I can't say I have...

Jan 16, 2017 10:54 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No it's never happened...yet. Our commission checks from from escrow out of the seller proceeds

Jan 16, 2017 09:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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Not yet!

Jan 16, 2017 09:33 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not that I recall. I have experienced non-payment of referral fees.

Jan 17, 2017 06:58 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not for that reason but for other reasons

Jan 17, 2017 06:46 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Never in over 40 years in business!

Jan 17, 2017 06:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No and hope not to. I think I woudl drive there in person to get real answers if it did

Jan 17, 2017 06:33 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

No, my commission check comes from title or my broker.

Jan 17, 2017 06:29 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds No, never had this happen. I did have my bank put a ten day hold on certified funds from a closing.

Jan 17, 2017 06:18 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Lucky for me that has never happened.  I would call the person or company that issued the check and ask they whey the heck.

Jan 17, 2017 05:53 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. Most of our checks come from escrow. If that were to happen, the escrow company would be out of business very shortly.

Jan 17, 2017 05:45 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - typically wire transfer from escrow to us with broker approval.

Jan 17, 2017 05:24 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Knock on wood, that has not happened. 

Jan 17, 2017 05:22 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Oh my no! 

Jan 17, 2017 04:58 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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never experienced a NSF check

Jan 17, 2017 04:36 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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No, I haven't...

Jan 17, 2017 04:28 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Thankfully, not. If it did, I think it's a violation of law.

Jan 17, 2017 04:13 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Certified bank check going in means no bounce coming out of the closing. Have wired funds transfer delays but everything held in escrow until the coast is clear to close. Have had deposit personal check bounce and that can be fun ironing out the why and gives everyone a nervous feeling about screwing on the sale pending sign rider.

Jan 17, 2017 03:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Have had both timber sale and land sale checks bounce.  A few hours of tension, but we got it sorted out and the funds recieved.  Mostly a matter of banks being slow at transfering funds between accounts.

Jan 17, 2017 02:06 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

No, never me.  Had a friend who was in a different brokerage that went under and it happened to them though.  As I recall the agents never were able to retrieve the funds due.  Yikes.-Kasey

Jan 23, 2017 09:30 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Fortunately no.

Jan 20, 2017 03:37 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Never, nor have I ever heard of this --- would be very nervous!    

Jan 18, 2017 02:11 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've never had this happen and I don't know what I would do. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:04 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

No, they come through escrow companies and they haven't gone belly up in decades out here.

Jan 17, 2017 05:01 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Never happen to me but know of a title company that was out of business and close and walked away with funds.

Jan 17, 2017 04:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not but If I did, a quick phone call to the bank and then to the broker if the account is still short.

Jan 17, 2017 04:28 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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My fee schedule and invoices include payment terms and conditions, posted on my website. Late fees are added for late payments. If needed, legal and collection costs are added to the total amount due.

Jan 17, 2017 01:40 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Jan 17, 2017 01:33 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 17, 2017 11:41 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thankfully not.  Escrow handles the money, so as long as they're not messing around we should be good.  I've had my commission money wired in before.

Jan 17, 2017 10:56 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Oh my heavens ... thankfully ... no I have not.  

Jan 17, 2017 09:09 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not yet.

Jan 17, 2017 08:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, never.... 

Jan 17, 2017 08:18 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Escrow handles this if & when. In todays world of Real Estate, this is a NO-NO

Jan 17, 2017 08:13 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nope. I have read stories about it happening, and those brokers had their licenses revoked in most cases.

Jan 17, 2017 07:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yikes.   That has never happened to me.   It will be interesting to see the answers of those who have had this experience.  

Jan 17, 2017 07:03 AM