Paying a real estate agent I never buy through
September 12, 2007 7:23 PM Subscribe
I'm working with real estate agents in three cities I am considering relocating to. I will only buy through one of them, obviously. Should I tip the other two?
posted by Capri to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've asked these three agents to do a fair bit of work for me -- finding houses I would be interested in that meet my specific criteria (criteria I can't specify in the online search engines); telling me about the three cities (they're all on the other side of the country); spending a day or two with me showing me the city and several houses so that I can evaluate what a specific job offer in each city would actually buy me.
Should I give the two that I don't use a tip (for lack of a better word)? A gift certificate to a nice restaurant? How much? Should the value of the tip be related to the value of the houses I am looking at (i.e. bigger tip if I am looking at expensive houses)?