Are any of you having greater difficulty obtaining an exclusive right to represent of late?

In Buying Property - Asked by Dina C. - Jun 10, 2011
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Gregory G.
San Francisco, CA

What type of objections are you receiving?
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Jun 11, 2011
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Rob B.
Chandler, AZ

I have never believed greatly in exclusive right to represent agreements. I still go with the good old-fashioned handshake with a qualified person.

Yes, ethics do continue to exist with honest people. Those who want to go-around you, or otherwise take advantage of your expertise, will find a way to do it. I simply don't want to get into legal fights with those who would do so with or without an agreement.

This philosophy has worked well for me for over 37 years in commercial real estate. I plan to use it for another 37 years... at least!
Onward and upward... Rob Baird

Jun 14, 2011
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Chris R.
Denton, TX

If representing a seller - I won't without one and don't find objections. With buyers - I rarely obtain one -relying instead on a relationship being created to suffice.

Jul 3, 2011
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Nancy G.
Rochester, NY

In the Legal Scan Document posted on the National Association of Realtors Website, you can find that these exclusive rights to represent documents are causing lots of headaches with agents. Part of what is said is that Agents don't know how/when to present them and possibly clients don't know why htey should sign them. So, I took this one step further, I ask for a check so they buy into my services just like they should when they aks for services at a restaurant, doctor's office, lawyer, teacher etc.
I concur with ethics of honest people. Whether they sign them or not...they will decide to do the right and just thing from one human being to another.
I have seen a lot of unethical behavior from agents and end-users this past year and it is downright ununjust, abusive, and should not be tolerated.

Jul 13, 2011
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