I am representing a buyer who is interested in an MLS listing in which the listing agent is offering compensation to buyer agents that is . . .

Legal Q&A | How do I correctly request a listing agent to increase the offer of compensation?

QUESTION: I am representing a buyer who is interested in an MLS listing in which the listing agent is offering compensation to buyer agents that is a percentage point less than the fee the buyer agreed to pay me according to our buyer agency agreement. The buyer doesn't have the cash to pay the difference, so she only wants to look at the property if the listing agent will agree to increase the offer of compensation by one percent. Is there a form I can use to request the listing agent to increase the offer of compensation, and if there is, should it be referenced in any offer the buyer may make and/or presented with the offer?


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