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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. They usually expect a special deal on the commission.

Nov 07, 2015 04:35 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Yes I have Sandra Graves ....It's a totally different type of transaction ....I have made it work, but it's more difficult ....they expect so much more the end it worked out.

Great question!

Nov 11, 2015 07:02 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sandra Graves Helped purchase a home. It was a good experience.

Nov 06, 2015 10:55 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes and fine - just like a regular transaction

Nov 06, 2015 10:37 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't do it, but have referred it with great success!

Nov 06, 2015 09:47 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not; however family members in other cities have let me refer them to an agent and the referral fees are appreciated.

Nov 06, 2015 09:40 PM
Blanca Barajas
Winter Group - Las Vegas, NV

No, I have not and I am still debating whether I ever will.

Nov 06, 2015 02:15 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes and it was pressure. I will do it again but you are under a spotlight.

Nov 06, 2015 01:50 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i never ever do buisness ith family. i give it to a team member

Nov 06, 2015 01:47 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Sandra - I sold my in-laws home and helped my uncle buy a home, and both worked out just fine. No other family lives nearby, so the best I could do with them is perhaps a referral.

Nov 06, 2015 01:44 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've helped relatives buy and sell a few times and it's always been fine. It's business and I approach it that way.

Nov 06, 2015 11:12 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I have not nor would I want to.  I did not even sell either of the two homes I owned.  Too much pressure to deal with.  Mark

Nov 06, 2015 11:05 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Luckly no, my entire family lives in Germany so it has not been an issue.

Nov 06, 2015 10:54 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes, my parents home. It worked out just fine.

Nov 06, 2015 09:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I have done it many times and it worked out well. I have also sold them houses too.

Nov 06, 2015 08:26 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sandra, it was not the best experience. 

Nov 06, 2015 08:13 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not in real estate...I do floors.

I did some flooring project for my parents.  It was kind of took my mom forever to decide.  Much more challenging vs working w/ normal customers.  They respect my expertise more.  Although, now, after a few projects my mom now looks at me as an expert (and not just her daughter).

Nov 06, 2015 07:50 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I did and it worked out fine.... but it's not normally something I like to do....I'd rather have another agent in the office handle it....

Nov 06, 2015 07:47 AM
Evan Maroulitsas
The Agentcy Real Estate Firm - Sterling Heights, MI
Real Estate Broker/Owner

Sandra, I have helped four of my family members in real estate transactions. Would I do it again? Yes....keep in mind they do expect certain treatment, if you don't mind catering to them, it's worth it. 

Nov 10, 2015 09:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I haven't because I've never worked in any area where I had a family member selling a home. I have helped them find the right agent to sell or buy in their local area, however.

Nov 07, 2015 09:23 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sandra Graves all my family members are in India - and I am here with my family.

I did help a close relative to sell and buy a home - and that was thoroughly professional experience.

Most likely, I will help them with some investment properties soon.

Nov 07, 2015 12:22 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I start out as the deal being a business deal and keep it that way.

Nov 07, 2015 09:31 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've done it twice and with no issues.  Both transactions went very well.

Nov 07, 2015 04:14 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I have represented family on several occasions and it has always been fine.

Nov 07, 2015 04:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We sold two family properties, one was residential and one was commercial. It was great, and our families trusted us all the way.  A

Nov 07, 2015 03:46 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not, but very good friends, and think they expect even a higher quality of professionalism than others!   We do need to keep it professional! 

Nov 06, 2015 10:28 PM
Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
Brokering Success

I am trying to sell my daughter's home right now.

I am abused and criticized and treated like mom. It is very difficult to get a family member to have a professional relationship with you when you are very close.

All of you out there please do me a favor, somebody buy my daughter's house! Please!!!!

I have gotten to the point where I'm offering an extra $2,000 cash to anyone who sells it, over and above the Commission.

Nov 06, 2015 08:45 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have been a buyer agent but not a listing agent to any family members so far.

Nov 06, 2015 08:36 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've done CMA's for family.  They didn't like the numbers and stayed put. 

Nov 06, 2015 06:39 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have helped several and it has been just fine.

Nov 06, 2015 10:21 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes and it was never too bad but all them asked me to cut my commission for them. This is why I don't appreciate working for family very much.

Nov 06, 2015 08:08 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No but we've sold our own properties. Those were easy for us.

Nov 06, 2015 08:08 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I disclosed I am related to the seller. On the commission I charge enough to make it reasonable.  The good part is my daughter-in-law was very quiet and so it was me and my relative.  She moved in when relative has the house.

After it was staged she took an interest stating may be she would want to get into that business. She has sold/bought homese for her big family and friends as a default family licensee in Chicago.

Nov 06, 2015 07:52 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I referred on recently, worked out very well.

Jan 26, 2019 10:43 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Several times, and each time it's had a happy ending.  Not so sure it's a great idea if you are a newbie agent without great supervision.

Nov 07, 2015 01:25 AM