Buyer paying the selling agent a bonus PLEASE HELP!!!Hello All,I come with a question about the legality of an issue that seems to be a common practice around my area. I am looking to buy a house in Miami and have found myself in a very odd situation, I am getting beat by lower offers over the same house even when I had submitted my offer prior to the winning option. I have been asking around to some friends, and it seems like lately buyers are paying the selling agents a "bonus" to pick their offers over others. I am becoming extremely frustrated by the situation as I have the credit worthiness, pre-approved credit letters, good financial and stable situation, and have found at least 4 properties that meet my budget and expectations, but over and over again loose the houses to buyers who end up closing for less than my offer. While I really go against offering the selling agent a bonus to consider my offer, I have started to ask myself if it is legal. If it is, I am being left with no choice but to start doing so, any answers, comments or suggestions are extremely appreciated. I even tried to report this to the realtor's association, but guess what... I need to pay a fee to open an investigation, this is completely insane.Thank you all in advanceJuly 30 2012 - Miami0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.