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Are you being coy regarding my non-affiliation with a board Mack Mc(Coy)?
Surely there is a "procuring cause discussion" underway somewhere here on Zillow that you can direct me to if you really want to discuss/hug it out?
There should be plenty cut and paste sections of what is some of the least clear portions of the S of P's from all around the country.
The word "uninterrupted" will come up frequently but it seems to be word ignored the most.
Certainly there will be links to mediated/arbitrated outcomes.
I can tell you the story of the horrible and very excellent agents who inspired me into going into real estate (directly related to procuring cause).
Call The Sisters,
I understand the legal argument for procuring cause in these types of circumstances but absolutely do not agree with the position the consumer is potentially put in to accept duel agency because a listing agent insists on it (as a general statement: not implying that this applies directly to the original question in this post).
No, I do not agree that a listing agent showing their listing/responding to inquires should be procuring cause.
Yes I agree that it's disappointing when good hardworking sales people lose out on commissioned sales (even at the retail level).
I agree with just about everything The Sisters said except this:
Listing agents who receive inquiries on properties that they have advertised, need to stop considering that to be "procuring cause". It is called: doing your agent duty, bringing in a buyer and making the property available for showing AKA part of their job.
There were plenty an agent that I would not allow to represent me when buying as a consumer and certainly not in a duel agency capacity.
As a listing agent/broker I have been in contract with plenty buyers who suddenly have agents *translate friends/family
While that's a tough one to graciously let go of, the goal was to sell a listed property for my clients.
Maybe you can let the listing agent know the circumstance and your friend can represent you, though doubtful.
Informing your friend/agent would have been a good start and communicating that you were signing a lease could have certainly spared you both this.
Not defending your actions, understanding that you made a mistake and owning up to it will go a long way towards maintaining the friendship.
You said "his first, fairly large, commission check." So your friend is learning a tough first lesson, many agents learn and unfortunately ‘relearn' as professionals.
Don't be surprised if it takes him a "moment" to get past it.
Now you both get to learn something about your friendship. It sounds important to you so I hope it turns out well.
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