How much do you pay your Santa Clarita real estate buyers agents?

    While most Santa Clarita real estate agents carefully guard the amount they pay to a buyers agent as being a “trade secret”, both Paris and I don’t feel that it should be.

    We feel that “free trade” should rule when it comes to Santa Clarita buyers agents, as it does in the rest of the real estate representation world.

    I will stop beating around the bush now, we pay our Buyers Agents 50%. No negotiation, no haggling – that is it, every buyers agent gets 50%. If we obtain a lead where a referral is having to be paid, we split that 50/50 after the referral fee is paid. Totally Fair.

    More if our buyers agents bring in the lead themselves from their own sphere or their lead generators.

    We don’t, however, mandate any one of our buyers agents bring in leads of their own. It’s great when they do, but both Paris and I are not “typical”. Some agents hire buyers agents and strive to build a team of real estate agents because they have the same philosophy of some real estate companies. In both cases they figure a new or any agent is good for three deals.

    -Their own purchase
    -Their Parents or Families purchase
    -Getting lucky once and find a buyer

    That is not what we want – if our Buyers agents bring in those deals – they are making a larger portion than we are, again that is fair. However, we would rather have our SCV buyers agents to be hard working with buyers and not be concerned with lead generation and procurement.

    We want to continue to work with our, adding of value first premise, as it relates to our Real Estate team in the Santa Clarita Valley. We want to remain loyal to our Paris911 Brand and Mission Statement. We also watch all facets of our business so we can keep our relationships with our Broker – Re/MAX International and Re/MAX of California and Hawaii.

    Retaining our buyers agents is extremely important due to all of the hard work that goes into making them the best they can be in our industry.

    That is why we have the Buyers agent split set so high. We want to keep good people. It reflects on us and on our team if those that are working with our most valuable Asset – our Buyers, are in any way a bad fit for our Team.

    If they are high-pressure, benders of the truth, trained by those that are more focused on the commission than the client, and dishonest in any way, shape or form – this is very BAD. Those types of buyers agents are not hired or if they are found out, they are fired.

    Be safe, if you are in the market to switch teams or interview tith ours – let me know..

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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