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Rolling Stone

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Hi, I want to send agents who have used us a hand written thank you note but I don't know what to say!

They legally are not allowed to recommend us, so I cant say thanks for recommending me.

I was thinking something like this and would love some feedback!!

Hi ____ Thank you for being so easy to work with at the inspection on 123 main st. I look forward to working with me in the future.

-signature


Thanks everyone in advance

-Christina

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Dom D'Agostino
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I look forward to working with me in the future


Comes off a little vain...
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Yeah, I can see that. Do you have any suggestions for what I should say instead?
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Lol oh I just saw the "me" part hahaha
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How about "I look forward to working with YOU in the future". Or maybe I am looking forward to you being a part of the/our/my team as we work together in the future?

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Make it about "Them". Let them know you appreciate the way they take such good care of their buyers (specific examples are helpful here), and you're glad to be a part of their Real Estate team.

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Where is it illegal for a Realtor to recommend an inspector?

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Juan Jimenez wrote:Where is it illegal for a Realtor to recommend an inspector?


Massachusetts, for one.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions they really help! And Juan, I live in Missouri, here it is illigal for agents to recommend a home inspector due to liability issues, I wish it wasn't lol.

Thanks again, everyone!
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HomeInspectorHere wrote:Hi, I want to send agents who have used us a hand written thank you note but I don't know what to say!

They legally are not allowed to recommend us, so I cant say thanks for recommending me.

I was thinking something like this and would love some feedback!!

Hi ____ Thank you for being so easy to work with at the inspection on 123 main st. I look forward to working with me in the future.

-signature


Thanks everyone in advance

-Christina


Legal or not...It's a conflict of interest. I deliberately look for inspectors outside the realtor's range of "influence." Thanks for the post, though. Always good to know who's in cahoots with the realtors - i.e., who to avoid.
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Dom D'Agostino wrote:
Juan Jimenez wrote:Where is it illegal for a Realtor to recommend an inspector?


Massachusetts, for one.


Can you show me that law?

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HomeInspectorHere wrote:Thank you everyone for your suggestions they really help! And Juan, I live in Missouri, here it is illigal for agents to recommend a home inspector due to liability issues, I wish it wasn't lol.

Thanks again, everyone!
Christina


Can you show me that law?

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I'm sure you can search for more specifics, here is some info:

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/consumer-fact-sheets/home-inspectors-consumer-fact-sheet.html
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Dom D'Agostino wrote:I'm sure you can search for more specifics, here is some info:

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/consumer-fact-sheets/home-inspectors-consumer-fact-sheet.html


4. Registrants shall not knowingly permit a real estate broker or salesperson (as defined in M.G.L. c 112, § 87PP) to directly recommend his/her services. This prohibition shall not apply if there is a written contractual agreement or a written agency disclosure between a specific buyer and the real estate broker specifying the real estate broker is acting exclusively for the buyer as a Buyer's Broker.

Sounds like its completely legal as long as the agent and the client have a contract saying the they working on the clients interest. You're telling me agents don't make clients sign contracts like that in Mass?

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You're telling me agents don't make clients sign contracts like that in Mass?


I have no idea, since I don't work in that State. Neither do you, it seems. Can't say I'm interested in their State Statute or the "work-around" agents may use to avoid "conflict", but it appears you have an interest in the issue.

Real estate brokers and salesmen may not directly recommend a specific home inspection company or home inspector unless representing the buyer as a buyer's broker


Keep us posted, perhaps I understand the rules wrong.
Either way, it's business as usual for me in Florida.

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