Zillow Advice RSS: Discussion,All Real Estate Advice Topics,Dekalb- IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Dekalb-IL/all/discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Gift Giving & Ethics http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Gift-Giving-Ethics/442318/ So I'm on the lookout for a home to buy and have been out once with my Realtor already. I think I found one I like, but it's going to be a hassle as it's a short sale in need of repairs and if I go through with it I'll be going FHA 203k, etc. Anyway, the list price is pretty low and I feel like my Realtor will be working pretty hard for a pretty paltry commission. Is it appropriate to give the Realtor some sort of gift/thank you for their time? I was a lousy Realtor once upon a time (and not for very long) and remember what a pain it could be to do all this stuff and never sell anything. I also remember there was some rule about things you could accept payment for and things that were services or something. For instance, a Realtor can't charge &nbsp;you to look up the tax information on a home, but there were some services they could charge for. What do you think? Does this happen? Is it common or should I forget about it?<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 10 May 2012 19:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Gift-Giving-Ethics/442318/ 2012-05-10T19:04:00Z