Jaspreet Toor, A student becoming the best real estate agent (Student)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like you owe each of these agents a commission, but since they were foolish enough to have shown both of you a home without getting an agreement signed they will have a hard time collecting it.

Pick an agent and since both have procured cause, have one of them pay the other a referral fee.

Jan 29, 2019 09:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What Debe Maxwell, CRS said. My question would be why would you have been in such a situation in the first place? What were you hoping to accomplish except for this now insane situation?

Jan 30, 2019 04:32 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have a hard time believing the story.

Jan 30, 2019 06:28 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Who wrote the offer.  And why are you dealing with two different agents?  Seriously?

Jan 30, 2019 04:54 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is a horrible plan and horrible thing to do to the agents, one which will most likely get nothing. A husband and wife should use the same agent, they should be up front and shame on the agent as well for not asking and not having you or your husband sign a buyer agent agreement before showing you the 1st home

Jan 30, 2019 04:44 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

You and your husband should have talked about that before you started calling different agents to show you properties at different times. When you are licensed you are going to hate when this situation happens to you. -K

Jan 29, 2019 11:27 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Choose one, have him/her pay a referral to the other. 

Have you signed buyer agency with either one of them? Or both? Or neither?

Jan 29, 2019 09:02 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You are an Agents Nightmare !

Jan 30, 2019 10:01 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

 Good luck with your studies.

Jan 30, 2019 07:05 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Sigh. I'm glad you posted this question so that people can see what not to do.

Hopefully the agents will be able to work something out between them.

Jan 30, 2019 06:21 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto, Bob Crane 

Jan 30, 2019 10:09 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Who wrote the contract? If the brokers cannot agree, I see a professional standards hearing in the future. So sad, buyer’s were not honest with the agents from the get go. Not nice or intelligent people

Jan 30, 2019 04:48 AM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Bob Crane hit the nail on the head. You should have used One agent and just one agent. How both agents got themselves into this situation is another issue that is on them. 

Jan 30, 2019 02:02 AM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Assuming they are from different companies, it's complicated. One may offer the other a referral fee, but you need representation first and foremost.  

Which is the better agent?  Who does more business, has more experience or a sharper eye for what your needs are?  Pick one, discuss your questions and concerns with them and see how they feel about sharing.  If they are the best agent, their willingness to share or not shouldn't enter into your decision as to who will best represent your needs.   

Using two otherwise unconnected agents is like too many cooks in the kitchen.  

Jan 29, 2019 08:56 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Which ever agent wrote the accepted contract gets the commission... period!

Jan 30, 2019 07:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Have you consulted with your broker?

Have you signed up for any kind of training or mentoring?

I wish you all the best with your studies and in your career.

Jan 30, 2019 07:27 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, what a tough spot to put these agents in.  Try to have them get together and work it out.

Jan 30, 2019 06:37 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina Hollander expressed my thoughts.  This is one situation I have not heard before.  Definitely a head scratching situation, I just posed you question to my husband and he laughed.  A

Jan 30, 2019 06:19 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There may be a problem with procuring cause. 

Jan 30, 2019 02:49 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

It's OK, you will probably each end up with your own lawyers.

Jan 30, 2019 04:46 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Why don't you each have your agent submit a written offer. Then whichever offer the seller accepts and ratifies will be the selling agent and earns the commission.

Jan 30, 2019 01:06 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't know why you would work with 2 agents, one working for you and the other for your husband.  Imagine if you have a boss and your boss told you and your co worker to work on the same project.  Both you and your co-worker are not aware that you are working on the same project.  You work very hard but what you don't know it that at the end of the day your boss will decide who gets paid. 

Jan 30, 2019 12:48 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

This is what happens when the agent asks no questions and does not educate the buyer.


Jan 30, 2019 09:39 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that could end up a mess.... it depends on the agents.... procuring cause... not a good way to do business.... 

Jan 30, 2019 08:57 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I know this is a hypothetical question for your class.  First of all, you and your husband should not have separate agents.  Whichever one has a signed exclusive agreement will probably be the one to get paid.  If neither do, then pick one.  It's not just a matter of dividing the commission. There is a lot of work to do in getting a transaction closed. Having two buyer agents makes it more complicated for communicating with all the necessary parties and less likely to have a smooth transaction.  For your own protection, choose ONE agent. 

I must say, the fact you have two different agents doesn't speak highly of the communication status of your marriage. Why aren't you looking at homes together with one agent?  I question whether buying a house together is a wise idea.  

It actually sounds more like a divorce scenario for listing than a buying scenario. 

Jan 30, 2019 07:09 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would not be helping a couple who would not work together

Feb 03, 2019 04:48 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry but I would say you both owe agents.


Feb 02, 2019 05:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Still wondering why both of you have different agents.

Feb 02, 2019 07:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the terms of the written agreement.

Jan 30, 2019 01:19 PM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

sounds like this couple needs counseling to get on the same page. I guess this is possible but very unlikely to happen. the selling/listing broker has the right to accept one offer and the rest are backup offers if it falls out of escrow.  that would be two separate transactions.

Jan 30, 2019 11:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Read up on procuring cause in your state.

Jan 30, 2019 09:10 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


Jan 30, 2019 08:57 AM