Working at this cafe in Japan must be a blast every day. It has one rule: You get what the person in front of you ordered and the next person gets what you order, no exceptions. Use the link just below the pic to read the story. I would have to go at least once to experience it - would you go? After reading the story I started thinking about real estate. Every year that I've read NAR's survey of home buyers and sellers, they've reported the vast majority of sellers hire their agent either based on a referral or they rehire the agent they used before. Yet in the daily world of an agent who's building a strong listing inventory, competition for the listing is common. So think of this for a minute: What if you got the commission that the agent who presented before you proposed? In other words, the seller hears from all agents, then whomever they pic, the fee they charge is the same fee proposed by the agent that presented before them. Would that affect what you charge or how you perform on the listing appointment?
Even better, what if your broker paid you the commission that closed immediately before yours? Sometimes you'd get a really large commission, sometimes small, but mostly around the office average. How would that affect teamwork? Your standards? Company production? Awareness of how your actions effect the associate down the hall? Just a fun little thought I was playing with this morning. What's your reaction to/take on it?
Special thanks to Seth for sparking the thought!