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Rainmaker
3,492,927
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm doing one right now... a former buyer client of mine who is being relocated agreed to sell his home to a colleague of his and asked me to just handle his paperwork to makes sure all was legit. He's paying me $1,500 to coordinate paperwork with hime and the buyer and the settlement attorney.

Jun 28, 2018 01:21 PM
Rainer
274,437
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Thousand times when they asked for assistance I think of my work now as a vocation, when I was younger it was shoes for my children. Always answer and be kind.

Jun 28, 2018 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
812,254
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

:: crying as I have no more veins to open up ::  LOLLLL

Yeah, there are times when it's a small price to pay for a big deal, or for freedom or friendship/business relationship.

Jun 28, 2018 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,882,674
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many times. I have not charged for answers to questions.

Jun 28, 2018 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,048,486
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I help many with FREE advice and access to forms, etc. and so forth, but if I'm creating an agency, I'm collecting a fee. 

Jun 28, 2018 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
280,889
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Not making money is my specialty.

Jun 28, 2018 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,374,644
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Of course. If we can help someone, we do.

Jun 28, 2018 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
589,529
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Almost daily

Jun 28, 2018 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,506,571
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, you have to. 

Jun 28, 2018 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
87,770
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes, things happen and sometimes you have to.

Jun 28, 2018 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,350,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Jun 28, 2018 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,675,245
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on how "helped"  is defined,  Tim.

Jun 28, 2018 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
5,387,919
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes.... he was not a client ....I had the buyer and the builder was hanging by his fingernails during the FDIC/Resolution Trust days....  I put the deal together and took no commission on a high end new home!!!! big chunk of change left on the table for him to pay the bank less.... 

he was so thankful to me because no one had ever done that before for him...he had deep pockets ( but I knew the bigger they are, the harder they fall).... when he landed on both feet and started developing multiple subdivisions, I was the listing agent on about 12 or 13 of them until he retired.... 

that on commission put me on the map in my marketplace.... I love rolling the dice!!

Jun 28, 2018 06:23 PM
Ambassador
4,754,903
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been times.

Jun 28, 2018 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
821,950
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ever helped a client entirely or partly (that's confusing_ pro bono (FREE)?

For the most part most of what folks do is never FREE. There will be present a acknowledgment or recognition or potential for business.  The only truly free service is also anonymous and you can't do that in real estate.

I have help many without accepting a fee.

I have helped many and after calculating the cost come to the realization it was 'less than free!"

The conditions which I will work free is assisting those fragile ones in need of protection, the elderly or bereaved and the hopeless. But let me be clear, even then my reward comes in bringing a smile to the One who matters.

Jun 28, 2018 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,557,610
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes....indeed-dee

Jun 28, 2018 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,919,993
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have done small deals where the commision was $150 in renting out small office space for a client who was also a buyer.  One time we showed one of those offices, and the person did not like it...he told us that the former building he was in had fallen out of escrow.  Ron knew the building called one of our clients from the car and had the building back in escrow that afternoon...Our client tore it down rebuilt it, we had the listing to lease and then the listing to sell it...It is good to be kind!  A

Jun 28, 2018 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,885,611
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Awe Gheez ... Yes, I have helped many clients and friends in many ways.  I feel I need intervention and need to start charging for all that I do for others.  

The specifics of how I helped remain very private.  Not for publication. 

We got some relief from the high temps today yet the high 90's will return over the weekend. 

Jun 28, 2018 05:35 PM
Ambassador
4,251,456
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, in a number of ways.  It's part of being human, and kind.

Jun 28, 2018 05:32 PM
Rainmaker
465,399
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have occassionally just written the paperwork for a deal at a very minimal cost.

Jun 28, 2018 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,306,432
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not for free, but at a rate for less than the services I provided.  Helping the sister of one of my closest friends out.

Jun 28, 2018 04:31 PM
Ambassador
3,301,539
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Yes, but not as a routine and only by my choice.

Jun 28, 2018 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Close to it to make a couple of short sales close

Jun 29, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
686,209
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

I have with past clients and it has paid me back already many times over.

Jun 29, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have.  And will in the future.

Jun 29, 2018 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Yes, I have helped clients in the past who were having a difficult time financially.. I bought some paint for one of my clients so she could paint a few rooms prior to listing...paid for a staging conslultation... 

Jun 29, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
620,768
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I've helped 200+ people sell for free. Not pro-bono, I got paid, but it was their bank that paid me, not them. Can you tell what niche I work? 

Jun 29, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,480,490
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  I represented my daughter and had my commission deducted from the sales price.

Jun 29, 2018 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
577,835
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Nope, nope, nope...

I run a business, not welfare.

If my buyer needs some of my income to buy a home, they need to keep renting.

Eve

Jun 29, 2018 03:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,091,805
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Only though voluntary work unrelated to real estate contacts. 

 

Jun 28, 2018 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,228,333
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Yes, yes I have it was one of my sons.

Jun 28, 2018 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
510,224
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I listed and sold my sisters house for free. I've listed another family members, but we canceled prior to receiving an offer.  

Jun 28, 2018 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,636,799
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, I have but not often. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do 

Jun 28, 2018 03:52 PM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm surew I have I just can't remember it. I do give free advice out a lot.

Jun 28, 2018 03:48 PM
Ambassador
3,719,361
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes! I have! I had an elderly couple who had to sell - husband was quite ill and they fell on very hard times with medical expenses. They had zero equity in their home (used to pay medical bills) and couldn't afford to pay me.

I also had another couple during the recession who couldn't afford to pay commission and I offered to do it pro bono. I did some major tweaking of commission to help clients during the recession many times.

It has come back to me ten-fold and I don't ever regret helping those in need - ever. And, let me tell you, during the recession, I had two in college and needed every penny I could scrape together!

Jun 29, 2018 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, in some capacity

Jun 29, 2018 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
881,509
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not but my husband did in the past - hence one of the reasons he is no longer selling real estate LOL

Jun 29, 2018 05:11 PM
Rainmaker
68,559
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

No 

Jun 29, 2018 11:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,474,371
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I always charge something to cover alittle bit but will discount for them.

 

Jun 29, 2018 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,916,816
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Si

Jun 29, 2018 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,381,685
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, my boss from Safeway passed away, and his son contacted me to sell his home.

Jul 03, 2018 07:11 AM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It has happened though we didn’t start out on that path, it ended up that way due to circumstances. 

Jul 01, 2018 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Jul 01, 2018 08:08 AM
Ambassador
2,961,507
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

of course I have and it was because the circumstances lead me to believe it was the right thing for me to do each time I've done it.

Jun 30, 2018 08:59 PM
Rainmaker
54,463
Rae Hoffman
Roots & Wings Realty Group / Champions Real Estate Group - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

Depends on the definition of help. Answer questions? Sure. Absolutely. 

List a home, set it up with all the subscription services I pay for, filling out all the paperwork, answering 40 emails asking questions about the listing, negotiate back and forth on three offers until one is accepted, fill out more paperwork, and walk the seller through closing? No. And a true friend would never ask me to do all that work for free. My exception would be a close friend or family member in distress (like, about to lose their house, etc.).

Jun 30, 2018 03:47 AM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) - Never, yet.

 

Jun 29, 2018 11:38 PM