Do Realtors get kickbacks from lenders?
Do Agents Receive Kickbacks? It’s against RESPA rules for agents to receive kickbacks for referrals to mortgage lenders. A lender can’t reward a real estate agent for sending business its way.
Why would a seller want you to use their lender?
Some potential reasons
Naivety, improper training, or some “financial arrangement” or relationships with the lender are possibilities. If it is an undisclosed financial arrangement, it is most likely illegal. You have not broken any unspoken rule; if anyone has, it would be the agent.
Do realtors and lenders work together?
Real estate agents and mortgage lenders work together to ensure the best possible outcome for their clients during the transaction. This is where a lender and real estate agent team becomes most valuable to the customer.
Can you negotiate Realtor rate?
You can! No law sets real estate commission rates, so you are free to negotiate. If you offer a lower commission rate to your realtor, be aware that they may refuse and even back out as your listing agent. There are a few reasons real estate agents may be willing to accept lower fees, though.
Can a Realtor lower their commission?
Yes! Like most other service fees, you can negotiate the commission with your agent. The commission makes up the largest portion of your selling costs, so it always makes sense to check and negotiate the commission of different real estate agents when selling a property.
Do sellers care about lender?
Sellers care about the down payment because of potential problems with appraisals. A lender will only lend against the appraised amount. If the property doesn’t appraise, you have to make up the difference from your own funds.
Do sellers prefer local lenders?
Sellers and listing agents typically prefer when buyers use local lenders. They know the norms of our market. If you’re in a competitive situation, using a respected local lender may just tip the scales in your favor.
Can seller dictate buyers lender?
The seller has no right to dictate these terms
It is their home, they can dictate pretty much whatever they feel like (within legal limits of course). A seller can dicate that they will accept only cash offers. … If a seller wants to dictate that a buyer must be pre-qualified with a specific lender, so be it.
Do loan officers make more than realtors?
Loan officers work in the financial industry while real estate agents, also known as real estate sales agents, work in sales. Loan officers require more formal postsecondary training, earn a notably higher salary than real estate agents and currently have better job prospects due to a faster job growth rate.
Does your realtor know your finances?
A real estate agent never needs to know your salary or your credit score and never needs to see your pay stubs, your tax returns, or your financial statements. Only your lender will ask you such questions and request financial documents.
Does your realtor come to closing?
Seller’s real estate agent
Your agent is tasked with facilitating the closing process and making sure that both parties have taken care of unfinished business—sometimes including pre-signing documentation—before coming to the table at closing.