Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Dear Monty: Picking a real estate agent for the wrong reasons: I have a friend who is a real estate broker. She wants to be my agent for a home I currently own and the home I buy when I relocate. She has another job and appears overwhelmed. She lives two hours from where I am buying, and the house I am selling is four states away. I would like her to profit from the commissions. She seems to be financially desperate and not thinking clearly. I am very concerned that if I use another agent, it will compromise our friendship. Would it be permissible to tell her of an agent I hear of that I have not contacted and let her approach him and then she can get a referral? Or is it advisable to use her and see the houses on my own and hand out her business card so she can get the commission?