A builder in our MLS has a website with a drop-down menu that asks potential buyers, “How did you hear about us?”

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Legal Q&A | Is the builder considered the procuring cause if my buyer answers a question on the builder’s website?

QUESTION: A builder in our MLS has a website with a drop-down menu that asks potential buyers, “How did you hear about us?” None of the options include “broker” or “REALTOR®.” Every time one of my buyers visits the website and answers the question, the builder will refuse to pay the cooperating commission in the MLS, even if the buyer is under an exclusive agency agreement and I assist the buyer through the transaction. This builder does the same thing if my buyer visits their property without my being there. When I’ve confronted the builder in the past, they claim that they are the procuring cause in these cases and therefore have no obligation to pay. Is the builder correct?



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