Zillow Advice: Selling Process - Do Realtors from the same agency compete with each other? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Some offices allow agents ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Some offices allow agents to compete and some do not. However, because this is your property and a big decision for you, you need to decide who you'd like to use. Ask questions and figure out who would help you best and you feel most comfortable with. Go with your gut and find the agent that best suits your needs!<br/><br/>Good luck with your sale! Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-06-05T03:23:00Z Not a good thing.&nbsp; Each ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Not a good thing.&nbsp; Each agent apparently works as an independent contractor. You should narrow down to 1 or 2 agents .....<br/><br/>Sam Shueh Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-06-05T03:05:00Z Yes, be sure to contact them ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Yes, be sure to contact them individually and have them compete for your business.&nbsp; it's your money that is on the line.&nbsp; You want to work with the best agent that saves you the most money. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-06-05T02:35:00Z Yes, to a degree realtors ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Yes, to a degree realtors of the same office are competing with each other in that we are all independent contractors.&nbsp; However, in my experience, I would much rather "lose" a deal to someone in my own office than to another office.&nbsp; When you work for a well-run agency, you are a member of a team and do work together and help each other.&nbsp; In this case, maybe speak to the broker owner and see what he/she has to say.&nbsp; Maybe the owner can recommend a certain agent in his or her office that specializes in your area or your type of sale.&nbsp; Interview 3-5 agents and see which you like best, and as has been said before, don't automatically go for the one who wants to list your home the highest.&nbsp; Homes that are listed too high end up selling lower.&nbsp; You want a price that is competitive for your area and that will attract the most amount of buyers. Fri, 16 May 2014 14:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-05-16T14:40:00Z Yes.&nbsp; Agents are independent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Yes.&nbsp; Agents are independent contractors and each bring different styles and skills to the table.&nbsp; Sometimes they are unaware who else is coming and may just all be doing a good job prospecting or they all somehow received the lead from somewhere you inquired about listing.&nbsp; It's a great time of year to list ! Best of luck to you! Fri, 02 May 2014 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-05-02T00:32:00Z Yes, they compete. Ideally, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Yes, they compete. Ideally, it should be with the gloves on. The level of professional courtesy should be quite high within an office and there is often room for two agents to cooperate and share a client or a listing. Remember that our industry is one in which even fierce rivals from completing firms come together to cooperate on a particular transaction in the form of a co-broke. Thu, 01 May 2014 20:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-05-01T20:53:00Z Hello Jill:My advise is to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Hello Jill:<br/><br/>My advise is to look past competition&gt; As a "Seller" and / or a "Buyer" in today's market look for "Representation". Seek out a real estate professional - attorney, real estate broker, appraiser&nbsp;<br/>or knowledgeable / experienced party to represent your interests. Brokerage firms (companies&nbsp;<br/>that employ real estate brokers), have "policies" that set forth "brokerage relationships" that they<br/>condone or offer to the public; few offer "Seller Agency" most offer transaction Brokerage, Buyer's Brokerage or Dual relationships. Consider an "Agency Relationship" rather than a competitive $$<br/>agreement. If you intend to be a "Seller". Listing Agreements typically state in the first few sentences <br/>that the Listing Agreement is "Irrevocable" !! Meaning you are stuck with the choices you have made.<br/>I've represented Buyers &amp; Sellers for over three decades; hope this helps you make informed decisions<br/><br/>Bert Vine&nbsp; Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-01-23T20:51:00Z All good answers here. &nbsp;Trust ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ All good answers here. &nbsp;Trust your instincts and go with the agent that you like and trust. &nbsp;I recommend interviewing, in person, 5 agents. &nbsp;Do not go with the one that tells you they can sell your home for a price higher than anyone else&hellip;.they are trying to either "buy" your business or they don't know what they are doing.&nbsp; Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-01-23T20:03:00Z Hello Jilla! This is a very ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ Hello Jilla! This is a very good question. You see, being a realtor is like having our own business even if we work at the same agency. Your experience is actually quite common and I suggest that you let them compete. Interview them in person and choose the one that you'd feel most comfortable with, someone that listens and that would keep your best interest at heart. Feel free to contact me at&nbsp;[Contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<u><a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a></u>&nbsp;for more information.]if you have further questions. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-01-23T18:12:00Z This is a great question. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ This is a great question. Agents who work for the same company do compete against one another as we are all independent contractors. It is likely that they are unaware that other agents in their office are also contacting you. <br/><br/>The best advice I have is to look at what a company as a whole can offer you, as well as what the agent offers their seller clients. Not all agents are equal. Not all agents work as hard as others, some are part time, and some don't do as much additional marketing for their listings. It is also important that you trust your agent and you have good, open communication. I suggest interviewing at least 3 agents (they don't have to be from different offices though). You could also call the manager of a few local companies, tell them what you are looking for in an agent and they could make a recommendation to you. <br/><br/>Most important of all, trust your instincts! Good luck in the sale of your home. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-Realtors-from-the-same-agency-compete-with-each-other/525494/ 2014-01-23T18:04:00Z