I was wondering if anyone has run into a situation like this before and how they remedied it.
I recently found a property management company who is good and very specific about the properties they manage for the right reasons. When first talking to this mgt co the gentleman asked if he could also be my agent. I politely told him that I just started researching the area and wanted to have some time to go for it myself. I said that if I did indeed want an agent he would be the first I'd consider. He said he understood and was very helpful about questions for the next several days.
I am sure he got tired of answering my e-mails about certain properties and if they fit into his criteria. So he tappered off on responding as ethusiasticly and promptly as before.
In the mean time I have found a great lady while I was inquiring about a specific property. We talked and soon I was recieving lots of information and answers to all my questions. She is an total go getter and likes to work with investors.
The problem is I have to cross reference these properties I find with the mgt company so they can see it and let me know what needs to be done to the place. The bring in a repair person so they can also provide an estimate. Which I will need to be able to give an appropriate offer.
Now we (the agent and I) are waiting on the mgt co to see the property in question. He is going to have to meet with the agent to see the place.
So with all that said, should I ask if they wouldn't mind working together as agents so she can find the properties and he can evaluate them to see if they are in the right areas and have the right specific for getting the best rental prices.
I figure the mgt company may be more willing to work together with another agent, so I don't have the added stress of being the go between.
I like the way the agent is always in contact with me and she may have better luck dealing directly with the mgt guy who is also an agent but wanted me to sign on earlier.
What to do, what to do...any suggestions? Can I have to agents who work together? What happens when they find a listing with a third agent? Do they then have to split there commision 3 ways? Or would this just be a pain for them? I figure since I am looking to buy and rent out MANY properties there has to be some kind of arrangement I can make so this runs more smoothly.
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