This post is dedicated to all of you "Double Dipper" crabby-pies:
There are a couple of posts currently on Active Rain that use the phrase "Leaving Money on the Table." That part was pretty-much talked to death.
But also in those posts... the use of a another phrase came up that I absolutely HATE.
I am sorry... but I really, really do hate that phrase. And how it sounds. But also... what it MEANS. Or is supposed to mean.
First of all... about "Double Dipping."
What gets dipped ? And second of all... into what... is whatever it is... being dipped ?
Double dipping... getting both "halves" of a commission... does NOT get you any more commission.
Why not ? Because of the following:
Let's suppose you have a listing, and it sells. Not by you. So, you get one "side" of a transaction. And one commission.
Let's also suppose you have a buyer. You sell that buyer a home. Some "other" home. So again, you get one "side" of a transaction. And one commission. Two total "sides"... each of which brings a commission.
OR... you might take that buyer of yours... and sell them your own listing... (assuming in your state that you can do that) and you still get "2 sides." A listing side, and a selling side. Also two total "sides"... each of which brings a commission. There IS no difference.
So this talk of "oh, she sold her own listing... so she gets the FULL commission..." just serves to make it sound like you are a selfish greedy Realtor.
How silly. You closed a seller, you closed a buyer. There is NO windfall as far as commission in concerned.
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