Short Sale: What Happens if The Lender Wants the Agent to Take a Paycut?

Sometimes a lender will try to pressure the agent/broker to take a commission cut in order to make a short-sale happen. Most usually this occurs at the 11th hour after all parties have invested a lot of time and effort making a deal happen. It’s one thing to negotiate a lower fee before the work starts. It’s quite another to wait until after the work is done to start negotiating a deal. So what when the lender tries to pinch the broker?


Will Nesbitt

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.